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A-10 helmets keep pilots connected
Airmen assigned to the 23d Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop inspect HGU-55/P helmets after attaching a Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and night vision goggle bracket Feb. 13, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. One such instrument is the HObIT, which allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery. Depending on the time of flight, the HObIT may be fitted with a day visor to protect the pilot's eyes from the sun or an NVG bracket. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)