A-10 helmets keep pilots connected

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg) (This image was manipulated by merging two photos in Adobe Photoshop.)
1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg) (This image was manipulated by merging two photos in Adobe Photoshop.)

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg) (This image was manipulated by merging two photos in Adobe Photoshop.)

Airman 1st Class Marthinus Coetzee, 23d Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, performs a 30-day inspection on an HGU-55/P helmet Feb. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. After every 30 days of use, AFE Airmen disassemble, clean and inspect every component of the helmet and mask. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)
Airman 1st Class Marthinus Coetzee, 23d Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, performs a 30-day inspection on an HGU-55/P helmet Feb. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. After every 30 days of use, AFE Airmen disassemble, clean and inspect every component of the helmet and mask. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

Airman 1st Class Marthinus Coetzee, 23d Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, inspects a pilot’s locker after setting up a helmet for day flying Feb. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. Airmen assigned to the 23d OSS AFE shop are responsible for maintaining, disinfecting and configuring the helmet system before every flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

Airmen assigned to the 23d Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop inspect HGU-55/P helmets after attaching a Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and night vision goggle bracket Feb. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. One such instrument is the HObIT, which allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery. Depending on the time of flight, the HObIT may be fitted with a day visor to protect the pilot’s eyes from the sun or an NVG bracket. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. One such instrument is the HObIT, which allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery. Depending on the time of flight, the HObIT may be fitted with a day visor to protect the pilot’s eyes from the sun or a night vision goggle bracket. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg) (This image was manipulated by merging two photos in Adobe Photoshop.)

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