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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I read somewhere that the Rogue One pilot suits are real flightsuits but I have no idea what the manufacturer is or if the colors are standard colors made by the company, or if the colors were custom for Rogue One or perhaps white suits that were dyed. They look too puffy to be Nomex and that pockets don't exactly match Nomex (FYI, A-wing, B-wing and Y-wing suits were modified Nomex suits).

There are definitely visible zippers on the suits. One of the best views of the legs of the suit is the Rogue One VR video that came out a few weeks ago. Assuming that the pilot suits in the video are accurate, there were zippers on the legs that ran vertically down the outer thigh.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know nothing about helicopter helmets, but it looks closer to this model to my eye:

http://guayas.evisos.ec/casco-de-vuelo-gentex-hgu-39p-id-60409

Same microphone, and the main thing is that it has the additional lever slide box at the back sides of the visor section - I'm not seeing that on any of the Google images of the SPH-4 helmets (though the SPH-3 helmet does appear to have it).

There's a fantastic profile picture of the U-Wing helmet at the bottom of p173 in the R1 Visual Guide which is not shown in this thread, that very clearly shows the extra "lever slide box" that I'm trying to describe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep you are right.. twin visor adjusters, noticed these after I bough the lego mint fighters u wing.

Definitely an HGU-39
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must respectfully disagree... check out these comparisons:

SPH-3:


U-wing:


In searching, I couldn't find any other helmet with those "boxes" behind the visor shield (which was cut down for the U-wing). Looks like they built up a "Mohawk" similar to the X-wing bucket, which would account for the grooves you see at the top in this shot:


Also, curious they seem to be using the ANH15 summer flight helmet under the U-wing bucket. The standard SPH-3 helmet lining is built in, OD, and no leather where the snaps are (for respirator mask):

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funnily enough you can fit a twin visor mount to both helmets.

And reading more into it the helemts are EXACTLY the same shell, just different designation.

They both get issued with no visor and the aircrew fitter puts on which specific kit is needed, (visors and coms etc)


I have a single visor SPH-3 and a my father (in his collection of helmets) has a dual visor coastguard HGU-39

Apart from the liner and visor set up they are the same shell.


So as long as you get a duel visor set up on either the SPH or HGU helmets then you are good to go.


Good spot on the ANH helmet under it, the leather on the HGU-39 lead me to believe it was deffo a 39..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On further research both the sph and Hgu helmets are the same.

Easentially One is airforce designation, with airforce internals and coms system.. the other is army.

Since we dont need the internals use whay twin visor versions you can get.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing on ebay really. Maybe a kit will be made!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just heard that Chris Hale in Sunrider just started making these buckets. I need to find out if this is the case. If it is, I'm surprised no one has said anything!

Ok.... Didn't realize they were the same shells.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One vital lesson i've learnt from Reenacting/living history (vietnam war) is that Research is the key to correct "impressions".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MandalShArK wrote:
One vital lesson i've learnt from Reenacting/living history (vietnam war) is that Research is the key to correct "impressions".


Indeed... The reason why we're sharing info on this forum Smile
Harder to do from a recently released film... At least with reenacting, we have tons of photos (and with more recent periods, actual items available to handle). I used to do WW1, WW2, and some 1812, so I hear ya.

Glad we've had some inside info come our way.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a Rogue One magazine out, which unfortunately I can't remember what the magazine is and I haven't been able to find it since I saw it the first time, but it's one that has two variant covers: one with the Rebels and one with the Imperials. It has some character pictures inside and it has a shot of a U-wing pilot from the right side while the Visual Guide book only has shots from the left. Just and FYI. Smile

Now if only I could find that magazine again...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first image is from the Star Wars Topps card trading app showing Blue 8, Heff Tobber.



I bought the Rogue One magazine book and managed to scan the second image from it. The bottom image is a close up of the helmet rotated to look down on it more easily. It appears to me that the outer ridges have a hollow area under them but more reference would be helpful here.

Hope these help.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent photos, thank you for posting!!

Look at those gloves.... wonder what those are.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool pictures which magazine book it is?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rogue One - The Official Collector's Edition. Bought in the UK.

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