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Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor

Item No. HHJ8
The Gentex HGU-56 shell is a hybrid composite made from SPECTRA® and graphite embedded in an epoxy matrix.
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HGU-56 Helmet with ANVIS Visor $1,588.00

Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor

The U.S. Army’s newest helicopter helmet, Gentex’s HGU-56, is being used by the U.S. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and by the Marine Corps for V-22 Osprey operations. The HGU-56 offers greater impact and tear protection than other helicopter helmets as well as many other improvements.

The HGU-56 shell is a hybrid composite made from SPECTRA® and graphite embedded in an epoxy matrix. Graphite provides the stiffness and rigidity needed for NVG goggles. SPECTRA® helps prevent penetration of the helmet and helps the helmet withstand multiple impacts that are common in helicopter accidents. SPECTRA® also allows the HGU-56 shell to flex during an impact as a means of dissipating energy.

The HGU-56 Energy Absorbing liner is made from expanded bead polystyrene that is thicker and has a lower density than liners used in previous helmets.
The fitting liner is Gentex®’s new Super Comfort Liner that uses several dimpled plastic sheets with an inner layer of visco-elastic foam for comfort. The entire liner is covered by washable cloth fabric that can be replaced when dirty.

The HGU-56 retention utilizes “V” straps attached directly to the helmet. The chinstrap is attached to the bottom of the “V.” straps. A wide, adjustable napestrap integrates with the “V” straps. The combined “V” straps, low-elongation chinstrap, and integrated nape strap yields an exceptionally stable helmet. Sound-attenuating earcups attach to the retention with Velcro for easy adjustability.

The dual visor module assembly includes outer dark and inner clear impact-resistant, UV-absorbing lenses. It also includes a quick-disconnect adapter that provides a stable platform for ANVIS night vision goggles.  Standard color is white.

This helmet is approved for use in helicopter flight operations by: Bureau of Land Management (BLM) , Office of Aviation Services (OAS), and the United States Forest Service (USFS).
When you replace components or install additional components on Gentex products, always use genuine, factory-new Gentex parts.This will ensure a correct fit and maintain the safety of the product. Use of non-Gentex parts (salvaged, refurbished, ect.) for replacement or additional installation will void any product warranty and may compromise the safety of the user.
Export Restrictions Warning: The Export of U.S. manufactured aviation flight helmets is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls, in accordance with International Traffic in Arms (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations Part 120-130, and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce. For further information contact the Office of Defense Trade Control at (202) 663-1282 and / or the U.S. Department of Commerce.


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Size: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

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Paint: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

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Standard Paint Color Options

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Options: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

Included Inner Lens

Comes standard with the Clear lens installed

HG-D7618-1  H56 Lens Inner Clear (installed) $0.00

Included Outer Lens

Comes standard with the Dark lens installed

HG-D7619-1  H56 Lens Outer Dark (installed) $0.00
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Lens Options

If you would like a different inner or outer lens installed on the helmet please specify in the special instructions below.

HG-A9416-2  H56 Lens Inner High Contrast $248.00
HG-A9302-1  H56 Lens Outer Gradient $238.00
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HGU-56 Maxillofacial Shield

HG--C7626  HGU-56 Maxillofacial Shield $308.00

HGU-56 Oxygen Mask adapter

HG-A8084-1  HGU-56 Oxygen Mask adapter kit $78.00
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Night Vision (NVG)

NVG options are for use with an HGU-56 equipped with ANVIS

HG-A9378  HGU-56 ANVIS mount kit for Quick disconnect $65.00
HNV-LPBPM-KIT  NVG Low Profile Battery Pack Helmet Mount $34.50
HG-A7946-5   ANVIS pile fastener kit - for NVG battery pack $5.00

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Microphone: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

Microphone Mount Options

No Option  No microphone mount with my helmet (no mount needed with flexboom) $0.00
HCM-MTR  Microphone round mount $20.00
HCM-MTO2  Microphone Mount on Oxygen Mask Bracket $38.00
HCM-MTBAY  Microphone Mount on T-Bayonet $70.00
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Microphone Assembly Options

No Option  No microphone with my helmet $0.00
HCM-EL-BF10  Electret microphone with cord & flex boom (Civil Recommended) $128.00
HCM-EL-BW07  Electret microphone with cord & wire boom $108.00
HCM-M87-BA07  M-87 mic with amplifier & wire boom $140.00
HCM-M87-BC07  M-87 mic with cord & wire boom (military impedance) $74.00
HCM-ML-BF10  Military Flex Boom 10" $124.00
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Leather Microphone Cover

HCM-EL-CL  Leather windscreen for electret microphones $18.00
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Microphone Light Options

No Option  No microphone light on helmet $0.00
HCM-LM-GGG  Microphone light 3 green $67.00
HCM-LM-GGW  Microphone light 2 green & 1 white $83.00
HCM-LM-RRR  Microphone light 3 red $67.00
HCM-LM-WWW  Microphone light 3 white $67.00
HCM-LM-WWWF  Microphone light ML-18 w/2A Filter $124.00
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Microphone Light Flex Boom Mounting Kit

HCM-LM-YK  Microphone light mounting kit for Flex Booms $6.00

Earphones: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

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Earphone & ANR Options (Includes Installation)

ANR = Active Noise Reduction

No Option  No earphones with my helmet $0.00
HCE-0300-P  Earphone 300 ohm Pair (Civil Recommended) $60.00
HCE-1000-P  E993 earphone 1000 ohm Pair $60.00
HCA-K017  ANR 17 ohm (kit) - (military impedance) $310.00
HCE-0019-P  H-143/AIC earphone 19 ohm Pair (military impedance) $60.00
HCA-K300  ANR 300 ohm (kit) $310.00
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Deluxe Earseal Covers

HS-ESC  Deluxe earseal covers (pair) $12.00
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Quiet Kit

HEC-QK1  Quiet Kit for Earcups $16.00

Accessories: "Gentex HGU-56P with Dual ANVIS Visor"

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Skull Caps

HBS1-WX  Pilot's Skull Cap - white $9.00
HBS1-LX  Pilot's Skull Cap - black $9.00
HBS1-RX  Pilot's Skull Cap - red $9.00
HBS1-BR  Pilot's Skull Cap - royal blue $9.00
HBS1-BN  Pilot's Skull Cap - navy blue $9.00
HBS1-GX  Pilot's Skull Cap - gray $9.00
HBS1-EX  Pilot's Skull Cap - green $9.00
HBS1-YX  Pilot's Skull Cap - yellow $9.00
HBS3-LX  ANR Skull Cap, black $9.00
HBS3-GX  ANR Skull Cap, gray $9.00
HBS3-EX  ANR Skull Cap, green $9.00
HBS3-BN  ANR Skull Cap, navy blue $9.00
HBS3-KX  ANR Skull Cap, red $9.00
HBS3-BR  ANR Skull Cap, royal blue $9.00
HBS3-WX  ANR Skull Cap, white $9.00
HBS3-YX  ANR Skull Cap, yellow $9.00
HBSY  Military Skull Cap - gray $22.00
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Helmet Bags

HBBM  Military helmet bag $32.00
HBBN  Tall military helmet bag $42.00
HBBD  Deluxe nylon helmet bag $78.00
HBBL  Deluxe leather helmet bag $278.00
HG-D8235  GENTEX Deluxe Large helmet bag - Woodlands Camo   $266.00


Style: HHJ8 - HGU-56 Helmet with ANVIS Visor $1,588.00












Total: $1,588.00
Gibson & Barnes
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El Cajon, CA 92020

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