Hello there, fellow forum users!
I just wanted to start a discussion on the topic that has been bugging me for the past week, and with no answers found on the net, I decided to see what other people thought...
I came across a few pictures of military personnel from different countries wearing, what seemed to be (at least to me), bicycle helmets... :shock: I.E. down bellow...
After a bit of research, I found out those were Pro-Tec military helmets.
To be truthful, this really dumbfounded me.
Up to this point in my life, I always thought that the idea of a military helmet in general, is to protect the wearers head from different projectiles on the battlefield, as well as from other dangers to the head. Now... I'm not sure what to think anymore. :?
The helmets on the picture sure look tactical, and most likely are very comfortable (probably are also very nice shock absorbers as well). On the battlefield, however, I have a feeling those "vents" (for a lack of a better word) wouldn't do too good to protect the wearer from shrapnel or bullets (comparing to a basic M88, IMO).
Maybe I'm too old fashioned... but I sincerely do not get this and hence I would love to hear any ideas or discussions on this (as I didn't find much through Google).
P.S. If this thread is a repost/not in a proper place/simply weird, have no problem to have this deleted.