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A particular kind of helmet is a combat helmet or battle helmet. It is a piece of body armor made especially to shield the head from harm during fighting. The primary purposes of modern combat helmets are to provide protection from shrapnel and pieces, provide some level of protection from small weapons, and provide a mounting point for accessories like night vision goggles and communications gear.

The Akkadians/Sumerians in the 23rd century BC, the Mycenaean Greeks since the 17th century BC, the Assyrians around 900 BC, the ancient Greeks and Romans, throughout the Middle Ages, and by many combatants up until the end of the 17th century are known to have worn helmets. Helmets are among the oldest types of personal protective equipment. With increasing weapon strength came more sophisticated materials and construction. They were first made of leather and brass in the Bronze and Iron Ages, then bronze and iron, and eventually all-forged steel in many civilizations about 950 AD. They served solely as military equipment at the period, shielding the head from piercing hits from swords, flying arrows, and slow-moving musketry. The Mali Empire’s cavalry was equipped with iron helmets to protect both the riders and their mount.


After 1670, the use of helmets in battle decreased, and after 1700, rifled weapons were no longer carried by foot soldiers. However, during the Napoleonic era, some armies once again adopted elaborate cavalry helmets for their cuirassiers and dragoons, and these helmets were still in use by French forces during World War I as late as 1915.

The French Adrian helmet and the British Brodie helmet were the first contemporary steel helmets worn on the battlefield, and other warring nations quickly adopted comparable steel helmets, such as the Stahlhelm. World War I and its greater use of artillery rekindled the demand for steel helmets. These helmets protected the head from shards and shrapnel.

In order to provide better protection, modern forces frequently wear high-quality helmets constructed of ballistic materials like Kevlar and Twaron. Some helmets are also effective non-ballistic defenders against dangers like concussive blast waves from explosions.

Many of today’s combat helmets have been modified with STANAG rails, which serve as a platform for installing cameras, video cameras, and VAS Shrouds for the mounting of night vision goggles (NVG) and monocular night vision equipment, in order to meet the demands of contemporary warfare (NVD).

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