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The M43 was issued to US Army AH-64 "Apache" helicopter crews from 1990 onwards. The M43 was manufactured by Mine Safety Appliances.[3]

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Type I Edit

The M43 Type I was developed for AH-64 helicopter crews and is compatible with the Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS) and Optical Relay Tube. The M43 Type I was replaced with the M48.[2]

Type IIEdit

The M43 Type II was intended for aircrews other than AH-64 pilots. The Type II was replaced with the M45.[2]

Replacement Edit

References Edit

  1. https://fas.org/irp/threat/cbdp2007.pdf p37
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/dod-cbnrd-2004.pdf pp. 204-205
  3. Chemical-Biological Defense: U.S. Military Policies and Decisions in the Gulf War (Albert J. Mauroni) pp. 8-9

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