Protective helmet ZSH-3 (air pressure helmet) of the USSR Air Force pilot. Yuri Gagarin flew in such a helmet! Protective helmet ZSH-3 of the USSR Air Force.
Original protective flight equipment made in the USSR. Application altitude up to 20,000 meters.
Safety helmet with a smoky visor. It was put into service in the early 1960s. The helmet was used exclusively with a headset. The body of the helmet is duralumin, covered with matte white enamel. The interior is covered with cloth pillows.ZSH-3 consists of a "pan" and two hinged ear flaps. To protect the pilot's eyes, there is a light blue, green or brown color filter with three (or in some cases four) positions.
The helmet is designed for use with KM 32 oxygen masks. For a long time, aviators were forced to use leather helmets, which in their appearance and convenience differ little from light helmets. With the advent of high-altitude aviation, it became necessary to integrate a mask from an oxygen device into these helmets, because oxygen at high altitudes is not enough for the pilot's normal work. Only after the start of the use of ejection seats did the flight safety helmet acquire modern features. He received a durable top layer, a soft comforter with a radio headset.And the glasses, which have been the hallmark of aviators for almost 50 years, have been replaced by smoky glass visors. This model is designed for use at altitudes up to 20 kilometers, where an oxygen mask is a must. The helmet was produced in the USSR and is still used in military aviation, despite the appearance of more modern models. Aviation helmet (in the official aviation documentation of the USSR, the term "ZSh" is adopted - protective helmet) is an individual means of protection for flight personnel. It is a type of headset and is a plastic (or metal) structure (shell) equipped with communication means, a light filter, an oxygen mask mount, and other technical devices, depending on the model and modification. The helmet is designed to protect the head from impacts and to properly interact with the air flow during ejection.
ZSh made in the USSR were produced only in white or protective green color. They were completed with three colors of light filters - green, blue and brown. In the 1970s, the ZSH-5 made of fiberglass and polystyrene replaced the aluminum ZSH-3; in the late 1980s, it was replaced by a new ZSH-7 helmet.
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