A mission configurable version of the Gentex Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) based Tactical Ballistic Helmet (TBH)-IIIA, the TBH-IIIA MC is capable of integrating a broad range of organic and third party system components that enhance survivability and increase situational awareness. The Ops-Core Skeleton Shroud and Accessory Rail Connectors (ARC) provide the foundation for true system level performance, while the Ops-Core retention and suspension systems deliver immediate improvement in overall stability and comfort. The result is an affordable ACH-based variant of the broadly adopted Ops-Core FAST helmet line used by the Special Forces world-wide.
NIJ Standard: Modified and Abbreviated NIJ Standard 0106.01 Ballistic Helmet
Shells made of a monolithic composite of Woven Aramid.
Balance of weight and coverage offers protection against handgun, fragmentation, blunt force trauma, compression and environmental threats.
Features an Ops-Core 3-Point Skeleton™ Shroud for universal capability with most NVG mounts, Accessory Rail Connectors (ARCs) with hook bungees, 360 Liner and H-Nape Retention, and external Velcro® loop.
Scalable design allows for compatibility with Ops-Core visors, mandibles, handgun face shields, and ballistic appliques.
In Stock 3/13/21
Medium, large and XL Urban Tan
XL Coyote Brown
High Cut Helmet
Shells are Gentex TBH-IIIA which are made of a monolithic composite of Woven Aramid.
Head Size Circumference
Small Up to 21 ¼ in (538 mm)
Medium 21 ¼ in – 22 ½ in (538 mm – 573 mm)
Large 22 ½ - 23 ½ in (573 mm – 597 mm)
X-Large 23 ½ and over (597 mm and over)
Performance Specification: Gentex TBH-IIIA Helmet Performance Specification PS-0428
Modified and Abbreviated US Army ACH Helmet CO/PD-05-04: 2007 Specification1
NIJ Standard: Modified and Abbreviated NIJ Standard 0106.01 Ballistic Helmets using NIJ Standard 0108.01 Ballistic Materials Level IIIA Threat (9mm 124gr FMJ RN at 1400 fps only)
Minimum Resistance to Penetration (ft/s)
Minimum Resistance to Penetration (m/s)
Maximum Back Face Deformation (in/mm)
9mm 124gr FMJ RN
1.00 in/25.4mm (front/back) 0.63 in/16.0mm (sides/crown)
Minimum V50 (ft/s)
Minimum V50 (m/s)
17-grain (1.1g) FSP
Blunt Impact Protection: 150 G’s at 10 ft/s per MICH Type II FQ/PD 06-35C: 20131
Compression Testing: Top-Bottom = .020” (0.51 mm) Max @ 400 lbs. (181.44 kg), Side-Side = .125” (3.18 mm) Max @ 300 lbs. (136.08 kg) per ACH CO/PD 05-04:2007
Environmental Resistance: Temperature -Storage and Operating at Ambient, Cold -60° F (-51° C), and Hot +130° F (54° C), Temperature Shock, Flame Resistance, Altitude, Vibration, Seawater, Field Agent Resistance, and Weatherometer per ACH CO/PD 05-04:2007
Shell Construction: Two-Stage Six Slit
Areal Density: 2.32 lbs./ft² (113.27g/dm²)
Shell Thickness: 0.310" (7.87 mm)
Shell Geometry (Curvature): US Army ACH
Cut Styles (Side Protection): Low/Full Cut (Standard Cut), Mid Cut, High Cut
Available Sizes: Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), X-Large (XL)
1Team Wendy Pad Kit is the only combination suspension/retention option tested to the full US Army ACH Helmet CO/PD: 2007 Specification
Shell Weight with Paint and Edge Bead
2.50 lbs. (1135 g)
2.29 lbs. (1040 g)
System Weight (Size Large)
Gentex 360 Liner/H-Nape
Full Cut 3.51 lbs. (1592 g)
Mid Cut 3.37 lbs. (1354 g)
High Cut 3.17 lbs. (1437 g)
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