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A Close Look At An A-10 Warthog Pilot's Helmet

First Lt. Anton King wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, February 11, 2020. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg

Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg, US Air Force/Business Insider: How an A-10 Warthog pilot's helmet keeps them alive and on target

* The HGU-55/P helmet gives A-10 pilots a central interface for everything they need, from their oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments.
* One of those add-ons, the Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker, or HObIT, allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery.

Most people have worn a helmet, whether for sports or riding a bike, but probably nothing like the helmet A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots use to connect them to their aircraft.

The HGU-55/P helmet provides A-10 pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments.

"The helmet is a multi-faceted tool that provides protection and life support as a baseline," said 1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot.

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