Originally Posted by delta13soultaker
Remember those old NOD mounts that clipped to the top of a kevlar helmet? Not the new rhino mounts that bolt on. The strap kind with the mount in front and the metal hook in back.
I was next to last man out a UH-60 one day. Well if you remember those old mounts, it was retained by a tension clip that left like 2-3 inches of plastic on top of your helmet. That damn plastic thing hooked right over a hydralic line or something on the ceiling of the bird.....nearly made me take my head off. I stumpled back looking stupd until I realized what happened, then got out.
The last guy off was my colonel....of all the guys to look like a dummy in front of huh....
I understand completely. I accidentally DRAGGED a crew chief off the bird when his static line got wrapped around my ammo pouch. Heh.
He was not a happy camper.
Extra cord is not your friend. Lanyards = evil!