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MK-ULTRA
12-04-2004, 09:29 PM
Somebody know why they chose the famous tan/green camo for their helmet instead of blue, black or gray to fit their uniform?

Is there a tactical reason?

http://www.kamiura.com/gsg9.jpg

Kitsune
12-04-2004, 11:22 PM
The helmets the GSG-9 operator of this picture is wearing, have a camostyle that once was issued to the BGS (Federal Border Guards) to which GSG-9 belongs. While the rest of the BGS used other dress-styles after a while, the GSG-9 continued to use the helmets which were issued with this camostyle, for a time. But that has stopped, too by now, as far as I know. In the last television documentary, I saw about this unit, they used combat gear that was all in black, including the helmets, which were also different ones than the one your picture shows. So, I fear, GSG-9 operators looking like this may be a thing of the past now.

M1A2U2
12-05-2004, 04:09 AM
DAMN

McLane
12-05-2004, 05:20 AM
This Pic is a little bit old.

At now they are looking like this:

http://www.military.cz/special_forces/gsg9/membergsg9.jpg

percell_086
12-05-2004, 08:54 AM
very nice pic!

Percell

hughdotoh
12-05-2004, 07:18 PM
That style of camo used to be late-war Wehrmacht issue, and used by the BGS all the way until recently.

Bluezoo
12-05-2004, 07:38 PM
Nice pictures. The helmet of the GSG operative (fist picture) looks like a Russian maska helmet? Are they using Russian helmets now? Please correct me.

kutter
12-05-2004, 09:17 PM
Nice pictures. The helmet of the GSG operative (fist picture) looks like a Russian maska helmet? Are they using Russian helmets now? Please correct me.

Their not using Russian helmets. GSG-9 was using that helmet long before the Russians adopted the MASKA helmet, at least since the early 80s (which is when I think the pic dates from).

Zerodivider
12-06-2004, 06:35 AM
Nice pictures. The helmet of the GSG operative (fist picture) looks like a Russian maska helmet? Are they using Russian helmets now? Please correct me.

http://www.army-technology.com/contractors/personal/ulbrichts/index.html#ulbrichts2

TallGuy
12-06-2004, 08:31 AM
I think the camouflaged helmet is a Schuberth PB 308 helmet.
http://www.draeger.com/ST/internet/UK/en/Products/Protection/Body/Head/PoliceHelmets/PB308/pd_pb308.jsp


The Norwegian police use a similar helmet:
http://img43.exs.cx/img43/5769/t3qphx206.gif


I believe the Russian Maska helmet is a copy of the GSG-9 helmet.

McLane
12-06-2004, 12:08 PM
The GSG-Operator looks like a fool with this old helmet :cantbeli: I'm, glad that we have new ones....

Bluezoo
12-06-2004, 02:33 PM
Thanks guys. :D

AVZ
12-06-2004, 02:39 PM
Related: watch the last two helmets:



http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,413744,00.jpg

http://www.tagesschau.de/styles/container/image/style_images_default/0,1307,OID3855454,00.jpg

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/W/N/HBWNACwaaBI_Pxgen_r_400xA.jpg

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/H/O/HBHOANwaaBI_Pxgen_r_400xA.jpg

http://a.relaunch.focus.de/img/gen/I/O/HBIOAOwaaBI_Pxgen_r_400xA.jpg

Der Weisse Hai
12-07-2004, 10:53 AM
The GSG 9 operator wearing the "sumpftarn"- ("swamp camo") cover is equipped with the TIG-helmet. This models have been replaced a couple of years ago by the new helmet which is produced by "Ulbrichts Witwe", as far as I know an Austrian company. Many of the German Police Special Operation Forces have this helmet in use, too, often with a flecktarn-cover.
http://www.army-technology.com/contractor_images/ulbrichts/titanium-helmet2.jpg

Another option is a helmet produced by Schuberth, a German company.

In fact, TIG-Helmets are still in service at other German Police special forces or specialized forces, as the pictures in one of the last posts show.

DWH

Der Weisse Hai
12-07-2004, 10:56 AM
Oh, sorry, I did not realize that Zerodivider has posted a link to "Ulbrichts Witwe" :oops: