GENTEX BAUER DH-151 BAMF 1

F-5 E TIGER - PRU-36

The complete helmet designation is DH-151 PA-594-BAMF-1.

 

BAMF stands for "Bundesamt für Militärflugplätze" (Federal  Agency for Military Airfields), which managed all aspects - technical and operational - of the Swiss AF.

 

It was issued to F-5E/F Tiger II pilots, configured with a standard PRU-36 double visor kit.

The same helmet model was also provided to Mirage III pilots, nevertheless, because the upper initiating handle of the Mirage's Martin Baker Mk. 4 ejection seat could interfere with the standard double visor assy, a locally designed and differently shaped visor cover was fitted.

The helmet was available to pilots with or without nape strap.
 

To the Swiss DH-151 page click here.