The M3T is a lightweight carbon fiber
helmet. It can be use in a variety of settings for military jump operations
and is currently being evaluated for uses in a multitude of non-jump
environments, such as Fast roping, repelling,
mountain climbing, smoke-jumping as well as water rescue. The helmet is
compatible with all communications and oxygen systems currently in use by
the US Military Special Operations community.
The outer shell is built using a carbon fiber/ fiberglass blend cured in an
epoxy resin. The M3T weighs approximately 1.5lbs (26ox). The M3T has been
designed specifically for parachute jumping. The M3T is easily field
modified, for example it can be cut to allow for better hearing, or
ventilation. Snaps can be added to the helmet for externally mounted
goggles. The unique outer profile is ergonomically designed allowing the
bayonet receivers to be mounted at various angles, and the top platform
option is ideal for attaching strobes or chemlight, this top platform is
integrated into the helmet shell. These modifications can be ordered through
the factory to be delivered customized for the special needs of the various
We has taken into consideration the use of standard military equipment,
various snag free attachments have been, and can be, designed to accommodate
various items such as NOD, strobes, cameras and
The liner system is comprised of two sections. A hard inner shell for impact
protection, and the soft comfort foam that offers optimum sound attenuation
is easily interchangeable to accommodate various head sizes, making it ideal
for schoolhouse and multi-user settings. The comfort foam can be thermal
molded for the individual for a custom fit.
The Parachute Shop can provide
oxygen or communication options or accessories. Call us.
For Pro-Forma and Invoice quotes, current delivery
or Toll Free 1-800-872-2488 (USA), Phone (978)
433-8550, Fax: 978-433-3264
The M3T is fastened using a removable padded
chin strap with ¾ inch FASTEX®,
and a nape strap, across the back of the
helmet, for added fit. Also located on the
back of the shell, is flat area covered with
hook and bungee network. This area can be
used for strobe/chemlight placement etc.
Although goggle snaps are not standard these
can be place on each side on request.
The M3T liner system is composed of four
parts that together provide comfort,
communication mounts and impact protection.
Right and left side ear
pads composed of Temperature sensitive
foam, covered in soft leather, mold and
seal around the ears. Also within these
pads are mounting plates where
communication speakers can be quickly
mounted in place. Completing the ear
pads are Velcro compatible backings
which secure them into the helmet.
The top pad, which
provides comfort around the crown, is
composed of open and closed cell foams
covered by a black liner material.
Special foams are used to prevent
swelling when used at high altitudes.
The final component found
between the top pad and helmet shell is
the impact material. This is
manufactured by Zoat Foam.
The M3T composite shell is constructed using
a Kevlar and carbon fiber blend along with
an epoxy resin system. In the process of
manufacturing, these materials are molded
and cured in an autoclave at 135psi which
places extreme pressure on the laminates to
produce a very dense and light shell.
Standard shell color is black spackle mat,
but other color requests are welcomed. Not
Kevlar Blend 1.5lbs
Although liner sizes are standard within each size
shell a certain degree of custom fitting is capable
to reduce “hot” spots if needed. This can be done by
heating the helmet for ten minutes at 150 degrees
Fahrenheit, in a home style oven. (See heating
instructions) After 10 minutes the helmet is place
on the head and allowed to cool down. Foam in the
top pad and ear pads will permanently be molded and
the shell will also hold a slightly different shape
more adjusted to the users head.