GENTEX HGU-55/P Fixed Wing helmet

Designed as a versatile platform, the HGU-55/P helmet is available in two configurations to suit a full range of High-G mission needs. The lightweight standard version is constructed of a Graphite/Aramid shell which reduces head-borne weight while maintaining strength. For high-performance maneuvers up to +9 Gs and to help prevent G-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC), the Gentex Lightweight HGU-55/P COMBAT EDGE is the standard for all U.S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 aircrew. This technologically advanced system provides pilots with a decisive edge in combat by reducing fatigue, so they may perform more high-G missions per day without compromising performance.

Key features/Benefits

  • Low profile design
  • Lightweight with high comfort for high-G Performance
  • Advanced protection and stability
  • Good noise attentuation and clear communication
  • Variety of standardized and customized visors (clear, tinted, gradient, high contrast, laser and step-in combinations of that)


  • Optional respiratory oxygen mask integration
  • NVG capability
  • Enhanced noise attenuation with CEP or ANR upgrade
  • Optional comfort liners and earseals 

We also stock spare parts and do repairs and maintenance on the HGU-56.

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