The Newest Special Forces Helmets Are Terrifyingly Cool

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Part of Seal Team 6's success is their sheer killing prowess. In, out, shots fired. Smooth and perfect, like a hand dipped into water. But it also helps to look very scary. These newest spec ops helmets will help!

On your left, you have the startling "Gunsight Mandible," which sports a protruding jaw for bulletproof spec-ops motorcycling. Yeah. Not only are we coming to kill you, we're coming to kill you on dirt bikes.


On the right, the gracefully titled "Skull Crusher," which puts night vision gear directly on a soldier's head—no helmet required. I'd still probably want the helmet, but that might be why I'll never be in spec ops. [Kit Up!]

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There's a reason most special ops guys don't wear helmets, they don't stop bullets and only hurt your ability to see and maneuver.

Great for nerds and military wanna-be's but the helmet is useless unless you're doing a LALO or some other jump. The NVG's that strap to the head are nice and useful will see more use with basic special forces than with the more elite squads like Delta and DEVGRU (ST6) will kill you before you have time to see them and realize you should be afraid of them.