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Wajeb Deb Kaadeb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Rebel Naval Helmet Reply with quote

I was watching ANH (had it on in the background), and not for the first time, the Rebel Naval Helmets caught my eye.

I like 'em. I think that they're cool looking. But, I was wondering about their functionality.

If you notice in the pic below, some of them have what looks like a shade visor that can be pulled down. Some of them don't.



Upon closer inspection, I realized that the shade part could not be pulled down in any practical way. And, we never see any of the troopers with that part slid down over the face and eyes.



It looks like it was not made to slide down as a face shield at all. So...what is it? Some kind of panel that covers forward facing sensors in the helm?

I assumed the ear box with antenna is a comm unit. But, it could be something else. Maybe a tone is heard when the blaster is leveled at a target, assisting targeting.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it IS a face shield, but it doesn't slide.
Perhaps it detaches and can be re-clipped into place.

The location on the helmet shown is where it is stored for convenience, as opposed to a pocket or something.

Pure conjecture on my part.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did find this shot, but it's of a prop. I don't know how reliable it is as I've never seen the helmet in a Star Wars film with the visor down like this.



But, hey, maybe that's all it is--a visor.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This costume guide says that it's a visor.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out this pic...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/k2oAAOSwxCFa95aj/s-l1600.jpg



Just a thought: Maybe the unique design of the helmet is for atmospheric work? The shape doesn't matter in space, so Naval troopers where them for protection, for communication, and, when in an atmosphere, for their aerodynamic shapes, shunting the flow of air down the back and not ripping the helmet off by the force of the wind while on a speeder!
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But looking at how flimsy they are, what sort of protection would they really give?
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
But looking at how flimsy they are, what sort of protection would they really give?


Flimsy? My man, those are made of nutropolydenseiconic fiber! Spun by the arachnids of Ferran IV in the Dergan system!

Lite. Thin. Strong.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made by the acme company though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Ceremonial Guards at the door Han and Luke Enter at the end of the movie have their visors in the down position. I had a prop helmet back when I had this costume and the visor could be rotated down or let in the up position.
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