1990s US SOF Pro-Tec Helmet HALO setup: The Pro-Tec helmet has bayonet lugs attached to the sides for an oxygen mask. There is also a boom mic mount base located at the bottom left for communication setup. The front of the helmet has a block made by duct tape to secure the skydiving goggles from sliding off when it is over the helmet. Pictures also feature a Scott MBU-12/P oxygen mask and a Kroop’s skydiving boogie goggles.
Pro-Tec skate helmet, developed in 1970s
Widely adopted by military as a bump helmet
Commonly seen in HALO, CQB, VBSS, maritime / urban terrain operations
Made of plastic, holds features such as two stage premium liner, ear protection, stainless steel hardware, and tubular webbing.
Gentex PM HALO/HAHO Oxygen Mask
Specially designed for military and civilian parachutists performing High Altitude – Low Opening (HALO) and High Altitude – High Opening (HAHO) jumps, the PM HALO/HAHO Oxygen Mask offers unsurpassed life support and performance benefits for airborne operations.
Features • Contoured, light-weight, low-profile oronasal mask with optimal mask/face seal and comfort, which maximizes field-of-view for enhanced situational awareness. The mask suspension can be custom-trimmed for special fits, and is available in five sizes • Separate inhalation and exhalation valves to minimize breathing resistance and reduce user fatigue at high altitudes as well as an integral anti-suffocation valve to protect the user in the event of oxygen depletion. The side entry oxygen supply hose is available in different lengths, is a 35-inch braided NOMEX hose terminated with a quick disconnect fitting • Lightweight and crush resistant • Mask-mounted M-169A/AIC microphone allows ease of communication • Flexibility of user selection for fastening components – mask snap adaptors or bayonet receivers – to provide mask stability and retention during all phases of operations Key Features of the Mask • Improved comfort • Increased field of view • Low maintenance • Reduced breathing resistance • Integrated Communications • Integrated Anti-Suffocation valve