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CVC Helmet Conversions
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CVC Helmet Conversions

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From Left to Right. DH-132 Fiberglass Bump Helmet, DH132B, DH-132A

I've owned a CVC (Combat Vehicle Crewman) helmets for a long time. Recently I've been seeing CVC Helmet conversions being sold on eBay, but with questionable claims and titles on how their history.

These are simply the outer shells of CVC helmet, with a new suspension and chinstrap system installed. Night vision goggle mounts, Velcro and goggle retention straps are optional, but easy enough to add-on if you wish. When shopping on CVC helmets, there are a few types to look out for:

  • DH-132 - Fiberglass only shell.
  • DH-132A - Kevlar rated 1400 fps ballistic resistance.
  • DH-132B - Kevlar rated 2150 fps ballistic resistance. Identifiable due to thickness of Kevlar and double bolts over each temple area.

The helmets can easily accommodate headsets and hearing protection (i.e. Peltors, Sordins, etc) due to the high ear openings.

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DH-132B Conversion with 2011 Ops-Core ACH Head-Loc™ Retention System H-Nape System

I usually use a set of USGI 4 point chin straps which come in either black or ACU green. On the above helmet, I used the 2011 Ops-Core ACH Head-Loc™ Retention System H-Nape. It costs 3-4 times more then a USGI setup, but it is worth it if you plan on wearing the helmet for periods of time. The Ops-Core strap system is very easy to adjust and made for use with things like NVG's or other devices which may unbalance the helmet.


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Star Wars Inspired DH132A Conversions

Created a few "Themed" Conversions of DH-132A Helmets. The Black Imperial Helmet, uses the Skydex Ballistic Helmet pad/Suspension Kit and Ops-Core VAS Shroud. The Tan Rebel Helmet uses USGI ACH Suspension/Pads and anodized NVG Mount.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:59