NEWS | Aug. 5, 2020

Aviation: FARP Helmet Parts Update


This article initially appeared in PS 784 (Mar '18), p26.

Pages 37-38 of PS 721 (Dec '12) told you how to build a forward area refueling point (FARP) helmet with a list of all the parts. Here's the link to the article: 
   
However, the microphone headset, NSN 5965-01-204- 8505, that’s listed comes with a mouthpiece that straps over your mouth. For those flying Apache E-model aircraft, the headset mouthpiece can move around and get in the way while crawling under and around the aircraft during re-arming.

There is an alternative microphone headset that aviators can use instead. It comes with NSN 5965-01-390-9240.
 
HEADSET-MICROPHONE SPE7M5-15-M-C920 
NSN 5965-01-204-8505
CAGE 81348
P/N 10987A
TYPE P/N M87819/1-01
HEADSET-MICROPHONE
SPE7M5-15-M-C920

 
 
HEADSET-MICROPHONE H10-76 SPM7MX-13-D-0014-0139
NSN 5965-01-390-9240
CAGE 71483
P/N 12510G-21
HEADSET-MICROPHONE H10-76
SPM7MX-13-D-0014-0139
 
Order the microphone headset that works best for you during FARP operations.