Old 5th Jul 2019, 17:04
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ChrisVJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 416
I expect the defenders were a few pounds and the most economical protection available. However in this day and age when counting the cost of actually doing the work you'd think they had upgraded to something a little more sophisticated.

Noise cancelling headphones connected to a radio network so the guys could communicate with throat mikes?

Son #1 has just gone from military to civil helicopters. Had to upgrade his helmet headphones due to incompatibility. Many hundreds of dollars, I was shocked at the amount as he wanted really good ones.

"Yes, but it's just a day's work." Got to put it in perspective.
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