Aviation Helmet Designs & Helmet Mounted Systems

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    J-11 HMD produced by Optical Co., Ltd. produced the north of Xi'an
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    L-15 HMD
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    TK-11C
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    HMD for Choppers
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    ZSH-9 HMD
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    Chinese Aviation Flight Helmets and Oxygen Masks
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    do we got new helment systems like these or not i think south african one is most advanced what you think buddies
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    Helmet-Mounted Display System for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
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    Scorpion HMCS mounted on a HGU-55/P helmet with a clear visor
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    Head-up display
    A head-up display or heads-up display (HUD) is any transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints.

    (HMD) are technically a form of HUD, the distinction being that they feature a display element that moves with the orientation of the users' heads relative the airframe.

    Many modern fighters (such as F/A-18, F-22, Eurofighter) use both a HUD and HMD concurrently. The F-35 Lightning II was designed without a HUD, relying solely on the HMD, making it the first modern military fighter not to have a fixed HUD.

    Head-up display - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Any pics of SURA-K HMS on MKI though they have been replaced by TOPSIGHT.
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    first mirage pic e hmd ive seen
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    I Told ya!!!!!!, JHMCS on Block 52
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    Making PLAAF’s quartermaster happy.

    A recent photo release of a J-7G(2?) sporting a new WP14 (Kunlun) engine and pilots wearing Tk-14 helmets (with helmet mounted sighting units removed) is noteworthy; it might be signaling that the PLAAF’s journey down the path of equipment consolidation is nearing its goal, especially for its second line fighters such as of J-7 and J-8. All the later models of J-7 and J-8 having the same type of engine and Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (SRAAM) might seem logical, but is complicated by the PLAAF’s long history of dependence on foreign technologies and frequent geo-political shifts. This has resulted in islands of technologies from different origins, American, Soviet/Russian, British, French, Italian, and Israeli, just to name a few.

    The WP14 ( Kunlun ) turbojet engine is a two-shaft turbojet engine with three compressor stages now powering both the J-7 and the twin-engine J-8. It was described as “the first jet engine to be designed and developed entirely in China ” during it was first public display at the 2002 China Airshow. The J-8D was the first Chinese fighter to be equipped with the WP14, since installed in all follow-up J-8 models such as the F and H. Now, the J-7G is being refitted with the WP14, which makes it the single engine for both types of aircraft, thus greatly reducing the quartermaster’s workload. The WP14 took 20 years to develop and while it is not state-of-the-art by any means, inside China the project is regarded as a major milestone for its domestic aircraft engine program.

    The predominant PLAAF SRAAM is currently the PL-8 for fighters such as J-7, J-8 and J-10 (and FC-1). However, since the 1989 Paris Air Show, China ’s Luoyang Electro Optical Center has been marketing the capable PL-9C SRAAM with technologies imported from the Russian AA-11 Archer. This is equipped with an advanced seeker that offers a 60-degree off-bore-sight capability in addition to a helmet mounted sighting system that tracks pilot head position in order to target weapons. It has been a mystery why the PLAAF never adopted the PL-9C in large numbers but continues to improve existing stocks of PL-8s. Part of the reason might be that the PLAAF does not want to field three different types of SRAAM (PL-5, PL-8, PL-9). Also, most of the PLAAF radars are based on Israeli designs; for example, the J-7G’s KLJ-6E radar is based on Elta EL/M2001 radar. The PL-8 used with it is based on Israeli’s RAFAEL Armament Development Authority’s Python-3 missile, while there might be problems integrating the Russian-based PL-9 with an Israeli-based radar. This is not only an issue with the J-7, as later models of the J-8’s KLJ-1 radar are also based on Israeli Elta EL/M 2035 multi-mode pulse Doppler radar. Finally, in 2004 the PL-8B’s seeker was reported to have helmet mounted sighting capabilities and the recent photos confirm this development, which may also explain the PLAAF’s decision not to adopt the PL-9.

    Having a smaller set of equipment to support reduces the PLAAF’s logistical complexity and allows greater flexibility in deployments.

    Recent photo release of pilots wearing Tk-14 helmets (with helmet mounted sighting units removed) and a close up of PL-8B SRAAM
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    The only difference between Chinese quality products and European products is that european/americans tend to focus on making every thing look UFO like , while China is very practical , simple design , logical and less wasted effort
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    The European/Western products aren't made that way to look "cool", it's a matter of form following function. If you want a huge, unobstructed field of view, rather than a monocle hanging down over one eye with an annoying bracket, it's going to take more volume and better engineering. The materials selected are very important... lightweight but strong carbon fiber helps, rather than injection molded plastics. Under 9 G, the mass of the system becomes critical.
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