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The pickelhaube is easily one of the most recognizable helmets in all of military history. First designed by King Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia in 1842 (and similar to a contemporary form used in Russia), the Pickelhaube saw service in over 70 years of German warfare. Pickelhaube helmets were made famous due to the military prowess of the German soldiers who wore them, leading to their adoption around the world. The militaries or police forces of Sweden, Portugal, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Romania have used or are still using the pickelhaube in ceremonial uniforms.While pickelhaubes may have been worn by many different soldiers in many different conflicts, the process for constructing the helmet was relatively universal. There are 3 main leather parts of the helmet: a front and rear visor, sometimes called a lobster tail, are sewn on to a basic shell. The shell was formed by pressing a piece of steamed leather through a large mould. The helmet was then covered in many layers of black lacquer until it could be polished to a bright finish. The helmet had 2 brass reinforcing trim pieces, one at the front visor and the other a brass spire at the rear of the helmet. The front of the helmet was covered with a large gilded brass helmet plate. Each German kingdom, dukedom, earldom, and free city had its own unique helmet plate.

The pickelhaube is easily distinguished from other military headgear by the protruding spire atop the helmet. Originally the spike was intended to fasten the threads of a plumed cavalry helmet, but it was used in the infantry uniform to create an aggressive, militaristic image. Also prominent on the pickelhaube was the helmet plate. The helmet plate was unique to the rank, unit, and region of origin of each individual soldier within the German military. The plate on the front of our helmet reads “Mit Gott für Fürst und Vaterland.”
For the forthcoming sequel, Top Gun Maverick, Cruise switched to the modern HGU-55 helmet, featuring the same iconic stenciling and color design. A number of companies offer replica versions of both of these helmets, but this auction features the real deal. The helmet is expected to fetch around $50,000, but these estimates are often far below where the final bidding ends up.So, if you want an ultimate piece of Top Gun memorabilia in your home, or just want to go grocery shopping during the pandemic in style, this auction is not one to miss.

In the first Top Gun movie, Cruise wore a customized U.S Navy-issue Gentex HGU-33 helmet with “Maverick” emblazoned across the visor-cover. The helmet was more than just a costume prop, Cruise and his co-stars wore individualized helmets during back-seat rides in the F-14 Tomcat during filming. Cruise likely had access to more than one of the helmets in case any were damaged. A number of Navy pilots also wore identically-customized HGU-33s for continuity, so it’s likely a few of these genuine items exist.
A big virtual auction of genuine movie props will be held next month and one of the items up for grabs is Tom Cruise’s iconic “Maverick” flying helmet used in the 1986 Top Gun film. The Prop Store’s first event in Los Angeles will be a live auction held on August 26-27 and it will include over 850 incredible items from classic movies, including the most famous fighter pilot helmet of all time.As well as the “Maverick” helmet and accompanying oxygen mask, the auction includes a Darth Vader costume from a 1977 promotional tour for Star Wars, along with items such as Sylvester Stallone’s boxing gloves from Rocky, and much more.If there’s one thing Top Gun wants us to take away about Iceman, it’s this: sometimes it may seem like you have everything, but sometimes everything isn’t enough. Iceman is the man, there’s no question, but he doesn’t have the same instincts as Maverick.

It’s Maverick that ultimately saves the day. It’s Maverick that Viper takes a special interest in, and even volunteers to fly with, should the need arise. If Iceman looks great on paper, he lacks the intangibles. That’s what Maverick has, and Iceman finally realizes that by the end of the film. He knows Maverick saved his butt, and that is why he tells Maverick that, even though he’s still dangerous, he can be his (Iceman’s) wingman anytime.
What does that mean? Well, for starters, it means he’s one cold told. The only time he seems to smile is when he’s giving Maverick a hard time. And even when he does smile, it’s really more of an arrogant sneer of sorts, the “I know I’m the man” kind of smile.Iceman doesn’t develop too much throughout the movie. He never really makes any big mistakes during training, and he doesn’t really seem to need to learn any big emotional lessons like Maverick does. In a lot of ways, there’s not a lot of depth to Iceman. He’s in the film to be Maverick’s antithesis and antagonist-turned-buddy, and he’s the perfect fit: he’s blond, Maverick is dark-haired; he’s taller, Maverick is slightly shorter; he’s number 1, Maverick is number 2.

Toss into the mix the fact that Iceman is a decently tall guy, has good hair, a great tan, and a great body, and it becomes clear that he’s the guy who could have been a model. Sure Maverick is a good-looking dude, but he’s not quite tall enough to be a model.
Two weeks before graduation, Maverick and Iceman went in the air together on one of their last exercises at the school. As Maverick moved in for a shot, he was cut off by an overly-competitive Iceman, who then found himself too close to fire. Iceman pulled up and away forcing Maverick to fly through his jet wash. The dirty air stalled Maverick’s jet engines and sent him into a flat spin. Maverick was able to eject safely, however his RIO, LTJG Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, was killed.Iceman eventually graduated at the top of his class after Maverick nearly dropped out. The two once again went into the air on their first official mission together and Maverick saved Iceman from several enemy MiG-28s, allowing Iceman to grant Maverick his respect. At the end of the Top Gun his last and famous line “You can be my wingman anytime,” was delivered.

From LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s first day, it was clear that Iceman was going to be a difficult partner to fly with. Throughout the film, both pilots competed with each other for first place, desperately wanting their name on the plaque that recorded the names of the best pilot from each class.Iceman return 30 years after his exploits in Top Gun in Top Gun: Maverick. Over the years, he has risen through the ranks eventually achieving the rank of admiral, and becoming the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He and Maverick maintained their friendship, with Iceman using his authority to prevent Maverick from being separated from the Navy, every time he got into trouble with the other admirals. He also married a woman named Sarah and the two had a son and a daughter. He requests Maverick to teach a group of TOPGUN school graduates, believing he’s the only one to get them ready for a dangerous mission. It’s revealed that he’s dying from cancer that it’s making him painful even to just talk. He and Maverick meet for the last time, with the former encouraging the latter to believe in do not loose hope with LT Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw and believe in his own teaching capabilities. The two bid farewell after amicably arguing one last time over which of them is the best pilot. He dies a few days later: Maverick and the other air flight crew attend his funeral, where he is honored with a missing man formation and Maverick tacks his wings into the casket. His decision ultimately turns out to be right, as Maverick and Rooster do eventually manage to complete the mission and reconcile.

This extraordinary Iceman Aviator helmet is just like the one from the film Top Gun and has been personally hand-signed by Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan(Carole), Tom Skerritt(Viper) and James Tolkam(Stinger) during their autograph signing with Celebrity Authentics. Val portrayed Lt. Tom Kazansky, aka Iceman the rival of Tom Cruise’s Maverick in this classic film. This authentic aviator helmet is as worn by Val in the film and features authentic decals, padding and visor. Item ships affixed with Celebrity Authentics serial-numbered and tamper evident Authentication Hologram and includes Celebrity Authentics Certificate of Authenticity featuring picture of Val, Meg, Tom and James signing the helmet.
Another Top Gun Helmet design that we laid out for a ski helmet for Santiago Perez. Iceman Top Gun helmet designs always turn out slick, no matter what shape helmet we work them on to.Iceman’s faith in Maverick re-instills Maverick’s faith in himself, and Kilmer’s cameo is one of the most powerful moments in the Top Gun sequel, with its layered subtext of the actor’s own real story, including A.I. being used to recreate Kilmer’s voice. Indeed, the fact that Val Kilmer can’t speak in real life gives an even deeper meaning to Iceman’s appearance in Top Gun: Maverick, rendering it a heart-warming tribute to his performance and bringing him back to give Maverick the boost of confidence he needs despite all that he’s been through. They are, after all, ready to be each other’s wingmen, any time.

Val Kilmer’s Iceman cameo in Top Gun: Maverick was a rare treat – very few people get to make a resounding comeback, wrap up a character, make the story better, and get a 21-gun salute for their troubles. It was the film’s emotional core that helped Maverick reach its thundering success, honoring its roots while allowing the characters to move on. This was only possible through Iceman’s presence.Tom Cruise’s Maverick and Val Kilmer’s Iceman have a head-butting relationship in the original Top Gun, with Iceman viewing Maverick as a reckless, insubordinate pilot. Maverick and Iceman nonetheless gradually grew to respect one another through their travails. With Maverick and Iceman’s rivalry essential to Top Gun, the bond they developed has held strong throughout their respective careers as naval aviators and shined through in the sequel even though Val Kilmer can’t speak.

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Following their meeting, Iceman passes away, and Maverick and his students attend his funeral. However, Top Gun: Maverick’s attention is very much on Iceman’s cameo – Val Kilmer can’t speak, but this has done nothing to dampen his cheerful, free spirit. At a time when an irrepressible thrill-seeker like Maverick is haunted by uncertainty, especially around his friction with Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his late friend Goose from the original Top Gun, Iceman reminds him of the world-class pilot he’s always been.
Despite their rivalry years earlier, Iceman is now an admiral who vouches for Maverick and gets him a job as an instructor at TOPGUN. As Maverick begins to have doubts that he can train his team in time for the mission, Iceman summons him to his house to give him a pep talk. It is revealed that Iceman is dying of cancer and types out most of the conversation with Maverick, summoning the strength to speak in an emotional moment. Val Kilmer’s own battle with throat cancer severely impacted his ability to speak. Kilmer now communicates through an artificial voice box, making his scene in the movie Top Gun: Maverick even more emotional with the actor being a real-life cancer survivor.

While Cruise pushed for Kilmer to be cast, Kilmer himself was eager to reprise his role as Iceman in the sequel. While the actor had been away from the big screen to deal with his health issues, he pushed to be included in Top Gun: Maverick, returning to a role that had helped launch his Hollywood career years ago. Both Cruise and Kilmer clearly knew the impact of seeing them share the screen together would have on fans and how the real-life events of their lives would make their scene together one of the most memorable aspects of Top Gun: Maverick.
Val Kilmer’s Iceman returns in Top Gun: Maverick who noticeably has very minimal dialog in the movie, and there are both real-world and story reasons why Val Kilmer can’t speak. Overcoming numerous delays, the Top Gun sequel became a massive box office success and has even been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Top Gun: Maverick sees Cruise return as hotshot pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he is now tasked with training TOPGUN graduates for an extremely challenging aerial mission. He is also joined by his co-star from the original Top Gun with Val Kilmer’s Iceman appearing in a very special cameo.In an interesting connection between the original and the sequel, Tom Cruise played a big role in bringing Val Kilmer’s Iceman abroad in both circumstances. Though it took a 34-year delay to bring the Top Gun star back to the franchise, Cruise was adamant that the sequel also needed Kilmer to return as well. As it turns out, this mirrors how Cruise pushed for Kilmer to be cast opposite him in the original movie as well. In an interview (via: EOnline) Cruise explained, “In the first one, I really rallied hard for him to be in the movie, because he’s such a tremendous actor, and [I wanted] to have him play that character.”

What does Iceman say to Maverick at end?
He types out, “IT’S TIME TO LET GO” on his computer, the cursor blinking as if repeating the sentence to Maverick over and over again. It’s the crucial point in the film that finally pushes Maverick past his guilt and forces him to evolve. Iceman is the only one who could get that out of him.
Undeniably, contemporary entertainment’s obsession with ’80s nostalgia peaked with Top Gun: Maverick, and one of the key elements to this is the perfect way in which Val Kilmer’s real-life circumstances were written into the evolution of Maverick and Iceman’s rivalry. Though Iceman only briefly appeared in the movie, his presence as Maverick’s only real ally in the ranks of the Navy was still felt throughout key scenes – and with Iceman’s goodbye being wholly faithful to Top Gun: Maverick’s epic ’80s action movie roots, Val Kilmer could not have asked for a better farewell to mainstream movies.That respect and forced bond are tested in the film’s climax, where, in a scene that begins to unfold similar to how Goose dies, Maverick comes through, working together with Iceman. When we get our sappy, “You can be my wingman anytime” finale, it means more because of who is saying it. These aren’t two close friends. These are two men who are opposites in almost every way, who were forced together by their profession. It’s a relationship built on time and circumstances, rather than a natural bond. A relationship that blooms in chaos is always more impactful than one whose roots grow parallel. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Tom Cruise said of Kilmer, “I really rallied hard for him to make the movie. The kind of talent that he has, and you see that scene, it’s very special, it’s just very special.” With Val Kilmer on board, The sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, digs deeper into Maverick and Iceman’s relationship. While Maverick has avoided promotion, happy to just continue flying but still stuck in the past, Iceman has moved up the Navy’s ranks, becoming an admiral. Iceman may be a by-the-book type of man, but he still cares about Maverick and offers him a new spot when he gets himself in trouble. Would that be the case if tragedy and war hadn’t brought them together? Would Iceman care what happened to Maverick? Probably not.1986’s Top Gun is remembered for many things, from the intense action of the flying sequences, the romance, and the music, to the friendship between Maverick (Tom Cruise) and Goose (Anthony Edwards). The most impactful part of the film that drives the narrative, however, leaving a lasting impression on fans and examined again in this year’s sequel is the relationship between Maverick and Iceman (Val Kilmer), who some would argue is the film’s real hero.

The clash between Maverick and Iceman reaches its crescendo when tragedy strikes and forces them together. We all know the scene. It’s one of the most heartbreaking moments in film history when Goose is killed in an inflight accident. Both Maverick and Iceman are at least partially to blame. Even if they didn’t mean to, their rivalry and push for perfection helped to cause the accident. Goose’s passing creates an unbreakable bond between them, even if neither wants it. They share something that no one else will ever be able to understand. There was already an unspoken respect when they were enemies. Maverick and Iceman were so invested in beating each other because they knew how great the other one was. Now that respect is etched in something much bigger than the competition.
When a sequel to Top Gun was announced, many thought that, due to Val Kilmer’s health issues, his character of Iceman was doubtful to appear. Perhaps the plot would see him killed off in the years prior to the film, maybe we’d get a glimpse of Maverick looking at a photo of his old friend, but no more. That couldn’t have worked. Despite the real-life circumstances, there is no Maverick without an Iceman. The fast jets and thrilling chase scenes are fun, but it’s Maverick and Iceman’s multi-layered friendship that is the soul of the first film. Without it in a sequel, you’re left with a script without a heartbeat. When we see why Iceman has brought Maverick back to Top Gun, to teach Goose’s son, Rooster, and from that, to hopefully learn to forgive himself, it speaks to the power of their friendship, built by respect and time. Iceman looks out for Maverick because Maverick once looked out for him. It leads to the most emotional scene of the film when Maverick meets a dying Iceman in his office. The filmmakers found a powerful way to film around Val Kilmer’s cancer and inability to speak. Maverick and Iceman don’t need words. A look can say it all. There are times, with Iceman sitting at his desk, quietly looking at Maverick, that it almost feels like he is a therapist, being silent as he lets his patient figure it out. Indeed, Val Kilmer wasn’t in the initial plans for the sequel, but Kilmer and Cruise knew that both needed to be included for it to work. In his 2020 memoir, I’ll Be Your Huckleberry, Kilmer wrote about how he fought to be included in the new film. “As the Temptations sang in the heyday of Motown soul, ‘ain’t too proud to beg.’… The producers went for it. Cruise went for it. Cruise couldn’t have been cooler… Tom and I took up where we left off. The reunion felt great.”Producer Jerry Bruckheimer backed up these claims, telling PEOPLE that Cruise said, “‘We have to have Val, we have to have him back. We have to have him in the film.’ And he was the driving force. We all wanted him, but Tom was really adamant that if he’s going to make another Top Gun, Val had to be in it.”On the surface, the original Top Gun played out like so many other 80s films about the good guy and the bully who butt heads. In the end, though, these two are brought together and become friends. Maverick and Iceman are both students at the U.S. Navy’s Fighter Weapons School in the Top Gun program, where aviators compete to see who is the best in the class. Maverick is our protagonist, a superb pilot, but whose carefree, danger-seeking attitude rubs some the wrong way. One of those constantly irritated by his style is Iceman, a fellow pilot whose arrogance and conceited nature clashes with Maverick’s fun, cool demeanor. Iceman takes everything a little too seriously, while Maverick doesn’t take things seriously enough.

The Top Gun films, above anything, are about relationships. It knows, as the best action films do, that all of the fight scenes and explosions in the world don’t mean anything without characters to care about. Watching friends move through life together and romances begin is a part of that, but nothing is more powerful than a film that gives us two people who are opposites but develop a deep bond not based on love or preexisting feelings, but through the circumstances that the films put them in. That’s the basis of drama. When you can pull it off, it’s movie magic.

What did Maverick put on Iceman's coffin?
He dies a few days later: Maverick and the other air flight crew attend his funeral, where he is honored with a missing man formation and Maverick tacks his wings into the casket.
Shawn Van Horn is a Senior Features Writer for Collider. He is also a Features Writer & Editor and a News Writer for The Sportster. He has written two novels and is neck deep in the querying trenches. He is also a short story maker upper and poet with a dozen publishing credits to his name. He lives in small town Ohio, where he likes to watch rasslin’ and movies.Right away, the audience notices that what one lacks, the other has. Maverick and Iceman can’t see this though, as they’re so caught up in the competition and winning. We can also see that their relationship isn’t so black and white. Maverick and his big smile might seem to make him the good guy, with Iceman being the egotistical jerk, but it’s more complicated than that. Maverick is reckless and Iceman isn’t wrong in believing so and telling him when others won’t, even if his delivery makes him come across as a heel. No matter how it’s said, it’s what Maverick needs to hear. Top Gun’s push against expectations, to have the hero be wrong and the supposed villain be right, only adds to the dynamic between Maverick and Iceman.There was huge anticipation from fans of the original Top Gun for its follow-up, Top Gun: Maverick. No one, though, not even Tom Cruise himself could have expected how this movie soared in its box office performance. Top Gun: Maverick racked up astounding global box office stats. $683 million came from the domestic box office, making it the sixth-biggest film in US box office history. Incredibly, Top Gun: Maverick was still going strong in theaters nearly three months after its release. Then the digital release arrived, giving fans the chance to keep watching the film more at home. Considering this wild success, let’s take a look at the film’s emotional core, the friendship between Maverick and Iceman.

It’s the crucial point in the film that finally pushes Maverick past his guilt and forces him to evolve. Iceman is the only one who could get that out of him. He is the only person Maverick respects enough to listen to, the advice heightened by a dying Iceman letting go of life. If he can let go of being alive, then how can Maverick not let go of the past?
Iceman wants Maverick to make peace with Rooster. “If I send him on this mission he might never come home,” Maverick explains. “If I don’t send him he’ll never forgive me. Either way, I could lose him forever.” Iceman understands this. He was there when Goose died. He has had to carry that in his own way too, but he rose above it and lived his life. He wants the same for Maverick. He types out, “IT’S TIME TO LET GO” on his computer, the cursor blinking as if repeating the sentence to Maverick over and over again.

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If you are buying from a company that has no problem stealing intellectual property shouldn’t that make you wonder what else they’ll have no problem with? Maybe it will be no problem with selling your personal information, or no problem with using cheaper but less safe materials, or no problem delivering you a product that is less than they claim.Committee on Review of Test Protocols Used by the DoD to Test Combat Helmets; Board on Army Science and Technology; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council. Review of Department of Defense Test Protocols for Combat Helmets. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2014 Mar 31.Unlike past considerations for fielded helmets, the HEaDS UP program also explicitly acknowledges that the helmet is no longer simply a device to prevent injury from fragments and blunt impact. It recognizes that the helmet has become a platform to provide the soldier with new capabilities to enhance their survivability. The consequence is further device integration and modularization of accoutrements in or attached to the helmet. It might mean even more ballistic protection from small arms threats and maxillofacial (mandible) systems that can be rapidly donned or doffed. But the advances are limited by the total amount of weight a soldier is able to carry for an extended period of time.Another factor in helmet protection is the way the constituent materials are assembled. Previous research results suggest that, in unidirectional UHMWPE panels, varying fiber orientation and fiber architecture can provide better balance between resistance-to-penetration and deformation mitigation. Vargas-Gonzalez et al. (2011) have explored this issue for panels that had more architectural complexity.

DoD has undertaken extensive efforts to improve combat helmet designs. The design goal is to reduce injuries and injury severity, while achieving operational needs. However, the goal of this report is to evaluate test protocols. In the following chapters, the extent to which the above goal—of reducing injuries and injury severity—is achieved by the test programs is discussed.

To improve ballistic protection, the Army has initiated several developmental programs over the last decade. These include the Scorpion, Objective Force Warrior, and Future Force Warrior programs. The goal of the Scorpion program was to improve protection and performance through an integrated system. It tried to address the continuing problem of protection while also providing the soldier with capability, such as communications, hearing protection, and displays, needed in an evolving battlefield environment. The program also explored the use of materials with better ballistic performance and processing concepts to deliver increased structural performance. In addition, the program examined how to provide more options in helmet shaping, compatibility, and ergonomics as well as device and accoutrement integration. These early efforts would ultimately result in an entirely new generation of helmet technologies, designs, and manufacturing processes.
There were also developments in helmet retention systems. The M1 “steel pot” used a nylon cord suspension system, sweatband, and chinstrap, and the PASGT helmet and its variants also used similar retention systems. The MICH, ACH, and LWH helmets switched to a multi-pad and four-point retention system (Figure 2-2) that had better impact protection while providing increased comfort. The U.S. Special Operations Command designed and developed the Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH) as a replacement for PASGT. MICH had several changes, including improved Kevlar aramid-fiber reinforcement, leading to better protection. They also allowed better fit and integration of communication headsets. MICH was adopted by the U.S. Army in 2002 as its basic helmet and renamed the Advanced Combat Helmet. The Marine Corps decided to use a design profile that was similar to the PASGT and designated it the Light Weight Helmet (LWH). New materials are also under evaluation for mitigating the effect of impacts to the head. Both recoverable and non-recoverable energy-absorbing materials are being considered for use as helmet pads. Concepts for decoupling the helmet into a ballistic and impact shell (and using energy-absorbing materials between shells) are also being explored.The Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) was the first helmet to use Kevlar. PASGT refers to both vests and helmets made of Kevlar, and they were used by all military services from the mid-1980s to around the middle of the last decade. These helmets are still being used by some services but will be replaced in the future.

What helmet is used in Top Gun?
Gentex HGU-33 helmet In the first Top Gun movie, Cruise wore a customized U.S Navy-issue Gentex HGU-33 helmet with “Maverick” emblazoned across the visor-cover. The helmet was more than just a costume prop, Cruise and his co-stars wore individualized helmets during back-seat rides in the F-14 Tomcat during filming.
Combat helmets have evolved considerably over the years. This chapter describes the changes in design and materials, from those used in World War I to today’s Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). One of the key advances was the development of aramid fibers in the 1960s, which led to today’s Kevlar-based helmets. The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing to invest in research to improve helmet performance, through better design and materials as well as better manufacturing processes.Figure 2-1 illustrates the evolution of U.S. military helmets since World War I. The rest of this chapter discusses the evolution and developments in some detail.

Is hangman Iceman's son?
Hangman being Iceman’s son perfectly explains nearly every element of Top Gun: Maverick’s plot and surrounding secrecy.
In early usage, soldiers wore equipment made of leather or cloth in an attempt to protect their heads from sword cuts and other blows. When rifled firearms were introduced in the late 1700s, this equipment was found to be inadequate, and its use declined considerably. Over time, the equipment transitioned from providing protection to being an accessory worn for pageantry and unit recognition.In 2009, the U.S. government launched the “Helmet Electronics and Display System–Upgradeable Protection” (HEaDS-UP) program, involving multiple organizations. As of 2012, it was the largest head-protection research and development project within the Army. It leverages multiple efforts—in the areas of ballistic materials (transparent and non-transparent), high-resolution miniature displays, and sensors—to design a modular-integrated headgear system that takes into account the relevant ergonomics considerations.

Novel manufacturing equipment and methodologies also have a role to play in improving performance. The first generation Helmet Preform Assembly Machine is an example of a process that exploited the ability of thermoplastic composites to be locally consolidated, leading to a rapid, automated method of stabilizing and building up helmet preforms. The underlying lesson is that processing should also be explicitly considered as an asset in pursuit of incremental performance gains in head protection materials and systems.The next major advance in helmet technology resulted from a combination of advances in materials and manufacturing processes. A new generation of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fibers (UHMWPE) was developed in industry. In parallel, the government funded efforts to address technology gaps that had previously precluded manufacture of thermoplastic-based fibers and matrices for affordable soldier protection systems. The programs focused on developing new technologies, tooling, and hybridization techniques to enable commercially available and emerging grades of thermoplastic ballistic composite materials to be formed into complex helmet shapes. There was participation from the Marine Corps, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the industrial sector. These efforts enabled the development of the Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST) helmet, the Maritime helmet, and, ultimately, the U.S. Marine Corps Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH). The FAST helmet is significant for its early use of UHMWPE material and its novel design. The HEaDS UP program is designed to include participation from a wide spectrum of Army organizations as well as other services and government agencies. The goal of the program is to provide two different and independently developed concepts of an integrated headgear system and packages of design options as well as guidelines based on manufacturing best practices, lessons learned, and technology maturation. The resulting insight will be used to develop an integrated head, face, and neck protection headgear system that incorporates modular, upgradeable protection. World War I saw a substantial increase in the effectiveness and lethality of artillery, resulting in a new focus on protective equipment, including helmets. The primary threat during this conflict was fragmenting projectiles, and helmets made with steel were introduced for protection in Europe in 1915. Even though stopping a rifle bullet was considered beyond the ability of the helmet materials at the time (due to weight considerations), there were enough benefits to warrant issuing a helmet to all ground troops.

DuPont invented a new material called aramid fiber in the 1960s. This was a class of strong, heat-resistant synthetic fibers that had many desirable properties. It was eventually marketed under the trade name of Kevlar, and the name would become synonymous with “bulletproof material.” Kevlar represented a breakthrough, enabling a leap ahead in technology of synthetic composite materials. The U.S. government selected Kevlar over other materials that were available at the time, such as nylon, e-glass fiber, and stretched polypropylene. The government was already molding the M1 helmet liner with a similar matched-tool compression molding process, so that the same manufacturing process could be used to make Kevlar helmets.
Continued improvement in materials is also leading to advances in helmet performance. For example, ECH delivers much better protection against fragments compared to ACH, due to a shift to unidirectional UHMWPE fiber in a thermoplastic matrix. The shift was also enabled by a new generation of preforms and manufacturing methods appropriate for UHMWPE. While other promising materials have been identified (e.g., copolymers, graphene, and high-tenacity UHMWPE), dramatic weight reduction without a significant loss in ballistic performance has been elusive.The beginning of World War II also saw an escalation in the lethality of ballistic threats, resulting in higher fatalities and injuries. The bullets and shrapnel in World War II had greater mass and higher velocities. As was the case with World War I, soldiers initially resisted wearing helmets. They felt that the 3.5-lb helmet was too heavy, and that it limited hearing, vision, and mobility of the wearer. However, the troops quickly accepted the trade-off when they observed the lethality of the munitions on the battlefield and recognized the protection provided by the helmet.

Around this time, the governments in Europe started to invest considerable efforts on research dealing with helmet design, materials, and support systems (such as chin straps and liners). This research resulted, among other advances, in a new grade of metal known as Hadfield steel. Different variations of these steel helmets were used by forces in the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth during World War I and later. The U.S. military adopted helmets based on Hadfield steel, called the M1 “steel pot,” in 1942. These helmets remained in service until the mid-1980s when they were replaced with helmets manufactured from a nonmetallic material. Small numbers of the M1 helmet are still used today in special missions such as shipboard firefighting.
The soldier-relevant goals are twofold: (1) reduced weight for equivalent protection and small increased weight for significantly increased capabilities; and (2) increased situational awareness in all environmental and obscurant conditions without sacrificing mobility and agility.It was a little hard to apply on my motorcycle helmet, some of the curves didn’t quite work perfectly but I like how it came out. I also cut the stripes on the back to widen the angle which I feel looks a little better on my specific helmet. Perfect for my Halloween costume! To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. Those partners may have their own information they’ve collected about you. Turning off the personalized advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive. Personalized advertising may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of information under California and other state privacy laws, and you may have a right to opt out. Turning off personalized advertising allows you to exercise your right to opt out. Learn more in our Privacy Policy., Help Center, and Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.In order to give you the best experience, we use cookies and similar technologies for performance, analytics, personalization, advertising, and to help our site function. Want to know more? Read our Cookie Policy. You can change your preferences any time in your Privacy Settings.Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.

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Why is Iceman called Iceman Top Gun?
Lieutenant Tom “Iceman” Kazansky’s name says it all: he’s an iceman, plain and simple. What does that mean? Well, for starters, it means he’s one cold told. The only time he seems to smile is when he’s giving Maverick a hard time.
Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.Absolutely love this Maverick helmet decal. I bought it for my racing helmet that will be going along with my Maverick halloween costume this year. I used the measurements spec’d to measure on my helmet before purchase. Since the helmet is quite large I asked customer service to enlarge some of the decals by 2-3 inches overall. The decals came out terrific. i had to do some cutting for the install since its a round surface and its alittle rough in some areas but i’m 100% satisfied. Please do your own measurements first. We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns. We can change the name or shrink this down to fit smaller helmets if needed. Just make note in the comments box when ordering if any changes need to be made. Recent films have hit the streamer about two months after their theatrical release date, with Top Gun: Maverick being the exception (about six months). We’re still waiting for an official release date, but if Paramount follows a similar release schedule, Scream VI could debut on Paramount+ as early as May of 2023 \u2014 with the most likely dates being May 2 or May 9 \u2014 or as late as the Fall of 2023. The final six episodes of Season 5 were originally scheduled to premiere this summer, but the newest timeline (h\/t Deadline) has production resuming in August with Paramount Network eyeing a November 2023 release date. It\u2019s unclear if the ongoing writers\u2019 strike will impact production since the scripts may have been completed before the work stoppage. Nope. Scream VI is currently only playing in theaters, but the film will eventually be available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, VUDU, and various other VOD platforms. No official VOD release date has been announced, but our best guess would be early May of 2023. Are we missing Yellowstone? Yes. Absolutely. But we do have a bit of Yellowstone-adjacent good news to share while we wait for the Duttons to make their small-screen return. All ten episodes of Paramount+’s Yellowstone prequel series 1883 will air June 18 on Paramount Network.For a while, Jamie is allowed to be moderately close to his son. Willie grows up thinking of the estate’s groom, Jamie, as a friend. He has no idea that Jamie is really his biological father. While Brianna believes William has a right to know his heritage, Jamie and Lord John agree that the knowledge would only put William \u2014\u00a0and his inheritance \u2014\u00a0in jeopardy.

Who was Iceman's wingman?
Rick Rossovich – Ron “Slider” Kerner Iceman’s Radar Intercept Officer and partner in crime, Ron “Slider” Kerner is often a thorn in the side of Maverick and Goose, as the battle for who is in Top Gun increases in stakes, even during a game of beach volleyball.
For Outlander fans who forget the finer story beats of Season 3, after Claire returned to her timeline to give birth to Brianna, Jamie had to contend with the bloody aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. Eventually, Jamie finds himself in prison, where the kind (and very much gay for Jamie) Lord John Grey (David Berry) is in charge. Lord John hooks his buddy up with a gig as a groom for one Lord Dunsany (Rupert Vansittart).Unfortunately, you can’t… at least not right now. As we mentioned above, the film will most likely find its way to Paramount+, but you can’t currently stream Scream 6 for free. Fans of the traditional premium cable network can tune in Friday night at 8 PM to watch Jamie fight to save Claire from execution, while cord-cutters can catch the all-new episode of Outlander as early as midnight ET on Friday. Outlander Season 7 Episode 1 \”A Life Well Lost\” premieres on the Starz channel at 8 PM ET\/PT on Friday, June 16. If you’re not in those time zones, check your local listings to make sure you don’t miss when it airs.Lord Dunsany’s beautiful and spoiled daughter Geneva (Hannah James) falls in lust with Jamie and pushes him to take her virginity before she is wed to her awful suitor. When Geneva finally dies giving birth to her son, William, her husband immediately realizes the red-haired child is a bastard. He threatens to murder the baby, but Jamie steps in and kills Lord Ellesmere instead. Eventually Lord John Grey marries Geneva’s younger sister Isobel (Tanya Reynolds) and they raise \”Willie\” as the ninth Lord Ellesmere.

What is the M1 helmet called?
The U.S. military adopted helmets based on Hadfield steel, called the M1 “steel pot,” in 1942. These helmets remained in service until the mid-1980s when they were replaced with helmets manufactured from a nonmetallic material.
And that’s it! No one else dies in Top Gun: Maverick, if you can believe it. It’s true that poor, sweet Bob and his co-pilot, Phoenix (played by Monica Barbaro) have a close call. But both pilots managed to eject in time, and unlike Goose, neither hit their head on the aircraft canopy. After a stay in the hospital, they’re fine!

Anyone who’s seen the 1986 action flick Top Gun knows that the movie wasn’t afraid to kill off the main characters. Over thirty years later, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is still mourning the death of his beloved friend Goose, who tragically died in the first film during a training exercise gone wrong. It’s only natural, then, for audiences watching the sequel—which is now streaming on digital platforms like Amazon Prime, Vudu, and more—to wonder who dies in Top Gun: Maverick.
For the first time since September of 2022, CM Punk will step into an AEW ring when he teams with FTR to battle Samoa Joe, Juice Robinson, and Jay White during the inaugural episode of AEW Collision. The intrigue, however, has to do with what the man known as \”The Voice of the Voiceless\” will say after his long absence from the company. A live show and a live mic can be a very dangerous combination.

From the mind of Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is a stark retelling of Western expansion. Per Paramount,\u00a0the series\u00a0follows the Dutton family as they seek a better future in America\u2019s promised land: Montana. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LaMonica Garrett (and cameos from Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Hanks), the entire season will be available to watch on Paramount Network as well as OTT streaming services that offer the channel (Philo, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV). But let’s get back to business.
A recently released teaser for Attack on Titan Final Season Part 4 revealed that the final installment of the series will debut in the Fall of 2023 in Japan.

Previous episodes of Attack on Titan dropped on Hulu and Crunchyroll after they aired in Japan. Unfortunately, Season 4, Part 3 isn’t currently streaming on either platform. Decider reached out to both Hulu and Crunchyroll and is waiting to hear back about an official release date\/time.
Outlander EP Maril Davis revealed to Decider that she was unhappy with the decision. \”I mean, if it was just up to Meril Davis, I would love to see this through to the end,\” she said, before noting that the issue is that the show is close to surpassing Diana Gabaldon’s books. \”I would have loved to have continued, but once again, I don’t know. Maybe we’ll do a different iteration in the future. You know, maybe we’ll come back and tell the end of the story. I mean, we’ll have to end it in some way. But you know, the story will obviously still continue in the books.\”

As dreamy as Jamie and Claire’s kiss was on screen \u2014 up until the solider interrupted their bliss \u2014 Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe found the experience a tad bit less magical.

Of course, Jamie and Claire are eventually reunited. About half way through the Outlander Season 7 premiere, Jamie gallantly arrives on board the ship Claire is being held on. He climbs onto the boat and embraces his wife. For a moment, the whole world goes still as they kiss. There’s no Revolutionary War on the horizon, no one else around them. Except for, uh, one Redcoat who finally flails, \”Not permitted!\”
Maverick attends Iceman’s funeral, devastated to have lost both his friend and his protector in the Navy. With Iceman gone, the Naval commander who dislikes Maverick’s tendency to shirk the rules doesn’t waste any time in grounding Maverick for good.

Good news! There will indeed be an eighth season of Outlander. Season 7 is not the end! The bad news is that Outlander Season 8 will be the last season of the hit Starz show. Starz confirmed in January that the series will be wrapping up after eight seasons.
Punk recently spoke with ESPN about the curious details surrounding his extended hiatus from AEW, opening up about his injury and commenting on the infamous physical altercation with Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks after the All Out press conference. What will happen when he makes his return? Time will tell.When Decider asked the actors if shooting their iconic embraces has perhaps gotten stale over the past decade, Balfe said, \”I don’t know if it ever gets stale.\”

\”I mean, filming on a boat is always really fun,\” she said sarcastically, \”because they are the most cramped small spaces ever. So I think usually what’s happening is everybody’s banging their head every five seconds.\”
Nope, at least not in the foreseeable future. Since Warner Bros. Discovery owns HBO, many WB films eventually find their way to HBO Max. Scream VI is distributed by Paramount Pictures, so it’ll almost certainly end up on Paramount+.We’re still waiting about when\/where you’ll be able to stream Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 in the United State, but we do have some news to share about the AOT Season 4, Part 4 release date. When exactly will Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 4 air? Here’s everything we know.

You can also stream tonight’s game live with an active subscription to fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or DIRECTV STREAM. All of the aforementioned options offer an ESPN live stream. YouTube TV and fuboTV offer free trials for eligible subscribers.

While there hasn’t been an official announcement, Scream VI should eventually premiere on Paramount+. The previous installment of the franchise, Scream 5, debuted January 14, 2022, in theaters and March 8, 2022, on Paramount+. A recent Paramount Pictures movie, Babylon, hit theaters on December 23, 2022, and premiered February 21, 2023, on Paramount+.
No spoilers (obviously), but the IMDb synopsis for \”Final Arc\” states that \”Ramzi and Halil, two refugee children, flee the approaching Colossal Titans as they surround the crowds of refugees. One year prior, Eren reflects on his previous experiences, and his future actions.\”

No official streaming information has been announced, but we believe that AOT Season 4, Part 4 will follow previous release schedules and end up on both streaming platforms after the special airs in Japan.You can also watch Season 5 episodes on-demand with an active subscription to fuboTV, Sling TV (via the $6\/month \u201cComedy Extra\u201d add-on), Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Philo, or DIRECTV STREAM. YouTube TV, fuboTV, and Philo offer free trials for new subscribers.

Outlander Season 7 starts with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) separated once more. The last season of the Starz hit ended with Claire wrongfully accused and arrested for the murder of Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Outlander Season 7 Episode 1 \”A Life Well Lost\” \u2014 now streaming on the Starz app \u2014 opens with Jamie imagining the worst: Claire perishing at the gallows in front of a jeering crowd. He makes it his mission to storm Wilmington and take back his beloved Sassenach no matter what.

What kills Iceman in Top Gun?
Who dies in Top Gun Maverick? Spoiler alert: Iceman dies in Top Gun: Maverick. It’s an off-screen death, explained by the fact that Iceman, like actor Val Kilmer, has throat cancer.
Starring Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Courtney Cox, and a returning Hayden Panettiere, Scream VI centers on the four survivors leaving Woodsboro behind and starting a fresh chapter. We’re sure Ghostface will have absolutely no problem with that! The early reviews are quite positive, with the movie currently earning a 79% Tomatometer score.Yes, that pesky Redcoat ruined their reunion, didn’t he? Worse, Jamie is told that Claire will only go free if he can rally 200 men to the Crown’s cause against the colonies. It’s a horrific demand for the proud Scot-turned-North Carolinian.

Why can't Iceman talk?
It is revealed that Iceman is dying of cancer and types out most of the conversation with Maverick, summoning the strength to speak in an emotional moment. Val Kilmer’s own battle with throat cancer severely impacted his ability to speak.
In the end, it is Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones) who makes a noble sacrifice, confessing to the crime of murdering his own daughter, to save Claire, the woman he loves. The Outlander Season 7 premiere ends with Jamie and Claire together once more, but it’s clear that trouble looms on the horizon for our favorite time-crossed lovers. This Outlander, after all. And drama is always right around the corner.

Live from the United Center in Chicago, CM Punk makes his hotly anticipated return to professional wrestling (again) in the debut episode of AEW Collision!
You can’t stream the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Hulu with a traditional subscription, but you can watch the event live via an active subscription to Hulu + Live TV, which offers an ESPN live stream. Unfortunately, Hulu no longer offers a free trial.

There are plenty of likely candidates for a Goose-like tragic downfall. There’s Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), aka Goose’s son who still blames Maverick for his father’s death. There’s Jake “Hangman” Seresin (Glen Powell), Rooster’s arrogant rival, who flies fast and reckless. There’s Robert “Bob” Floyd (Lewis Pullman), a sweet-natured nerd and a natural target for bullying. And there’s even Tom Cruise himself, whom some viewers believe actually died in the film’s opening sequence, according to a fan theory about Maverick entering Mach-10 posited by The Bulwark editor Sonny Bunch.
It finally happened! Earlier today, Attack on Titan Season 4, Part 3 (Episode 88) debuted in Japan. The episode is the first new installment to air since April of 2022, and AOT fans are still waiting for Season 4, Part 3 to premiere in the United States (presumably on Hulu and\/or Crunchyroll… but time will tell).\”That storyline is definitely played out this season. I don’t wanna give too much away,\” Heughan said. \”But yeah, in that moment, Jamie’s obviously, you know, heart full. It’s a really special moment for him.\”

Why did German helmets have a spike on top?
Originally the spike was intended to fasten the threads of a plumed cavalry helmet, but it was used in the infantry uniform to create an aggressive, militaristic image. Also prominent on the pickelhaube was the helmet plate.
There are sixteen episodes in total in Outlander Season 7. However the season is being split into two parts. The first eight episodes will air this summer on Starz and the last eight episodes will premiere early in 2024.Outlander Season 7 Episode 2 \”The Happiest Place on Earth\” is huge for the Fraser clan. Brianna (Sophie Skelton) gives birth to her second child with Roger (Richard Rankin) and soon learns from Claire (Caitriona Balfe) that little \”Mandy\” has a heart condition that will kill her if it goes untreated in colonial times. But before Bri, Roger, and their kids return to the modern era, Jamie (Sam Heughan) gets a glimpse of his daughter Brianna and illegitimate son William (Charles Vandervaart) together. Fate introduced Jamie’s two children to each other right in the nick of time, even if William, a British loyalist proudly wearing a redcoat uniform, has no idea of his secret Scottish parentage. We have a full slate of basketball action this weekend as NBA All-Star Weekend beings with the celebrity all-star game. The glitz and glamour of the NBA’s annual celebrity extravaganza will be followed by the Jordan Rising Stars mini-tournament (9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN), which features four teams comprised of rookies, sophomores, and NBA G League Players. Saturday night will deliver the skills contest, three-point competition, and slam dunk contest, while the 72nd NBA All-Star Game takes place Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS. \”I remember that I had to climb over onto the boat,\” Heughan said. \”So they had this inflatable pontoon floating in the water. But it wasn’t very health and safety. It was kind of remarkable that I didn’t actually fall in because it was literally about this this big [mimes how small it was].\” It’s been quite the month for cinephiles. Last week, Creed III debuted to both commercial and critical acclaim (it currently boasts a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes), and now the next installment of the Scream franchise is available to watch at a theater near you! \”It’s a huge moment for him,\” Sam Heughan told Decider. \”You know it’s kind of tragic for Jamie that he can’t be part of [William’s] upbringing. He desperately would love to be part of his life, but it would be too dangerous for William to have that.\”