Model AS-501

Extremely comfortable, Ultra Lightweight HIGH-CUT PE based Ballistic Helmet.

The AS-501 is an Ultra-Lightweight HIGH-CUT Ballistic Helmet within our PE based ballistic solutions range. This legacy helmet is an extremely comfortable and safe headborne solution that is used and trusted by military, law enforcement and special forces units around the globe.

Designed to provide an extremely high level of protection against a wide range of small frag and handgun bullets, todays war fighter operates with comfort and confidence thanks to the AS-501's lightweight and flexible suspension system and proven performance.

Extremely comfortable, Ultra Lightweight HIGH-CUT PE based Ballistic Helmet.

The AS-501 is an Ultra-Lightweight HIGH-CUT Ballistic Helmet within our PE based ballistic solutions range. This legacy helmet is an extremely comfortable and safe headborne solution that is used and trusted by military, law enforcement and special forces units around the globe.

Designed to provide an extremely high level of protection against a wide range of small frag and handgun bullets, todays war fighter operates with comfort and confidence thanks to the AS-501's lightweight and flexible suspension system and proven performance.

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Regular-Cut

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Features

Provides high protection against a wide spectrum of small fragments as well as handgun bullets

Extremely comfortable due to its light weight and flexible pad system

Utilizes the ACH shape, used and accepted by the U.S. Government and other military organizations worldwide

Available in bolted and boltless versions

Proudly made in the USA

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System Snapshot

Shape / Design
U.S. Army ACH Geometry
Shell Construction
Proprietary blend of Polyethylene and Composite Materials
Ballistic Protection
NIJ level IIIA 0108.01/0106.01
Fragments Protection
17 grain V50 > 2400 f/s (732 m/s)
9mm BFD / Trauma
Up to 1" at NIJ IIIA velocity in average
Certification
From an NIJ certified laboratory
Available Head Sizes
X-Small / Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large
Available Shell Sizes
Small / Medium / Large / X-Large
Extreme Testing Conditions
Performs under temperature between 160°F (71°C) and -60°F (-51°C); Performs after 3 hours sea water immersion
Configurations
100% Boltless (Durability Verified)
Use
Special Units; Military

Available Colors

Foliage Green
Olive Green
Sniper Black
Desert Tan
Coyote Brown

Available Cuts

High-Cut
Mid-Cut
Regular-Cut

Shell Info

Shell Thickness
0.3” (±0.1") / 8 mm (±2.5mm)
Finished Shell Nominal Weight*
Medium 1.9 lbs. / 0.87 Kg; Large 2.0 lbs. / 0.92 Kg; X-Large 2.2 lbs. / 1.02 Kg
Surface Area
High-cut: Medium - 137 in2 (885 cm2); Large - 144 in2 (927 cm2); X-Large - 159 cm2 (1,028 cm2); Regular cut: Medium 162 in2 (1,048 cm2); Large - 169 in2 (1,091 cm2); X-Large - 188 in2 (1,216 cm2)

* Regular-cut Shell

System Info

Finished Helmet Nominal Weight**
Medium 2.3 lbs. / 1.05 Kg; Large 2.4 lbs. / 1.1 Kg; X-Large 2.6 lbs. / 1.2 Kg
Fully-Loaded High-Cut Nominal Weight***
Medium 2.5 lbs. / 1.14 Kg; Large 2.6 lbs. / 1.2 Kg; X-Large 2.8 lbs. / 1.28 Kg

** A Regular-cut helmet installed with retention and suspension systems *** Special Command configuration: the complete kit, with ASR side-rails, NVG Shroud and Operational Loop System

System Capabilities Checklist

Ballistic Performance*

NIJ Level IIIA
Fragmentation Protection
BFD / Trauma
Extended 17 Grain Velocity

Environmental Performance

Advanced Boltless Adhesive System

Compatibility & Add-ons*

Universal side-rails
NVG Mount
Operational Loop System
Counterweight
Camouflage Cover
Strap Extenders
Visor / Goggles
Communications / Ear Protection
Gas Mask
Carrying Bag

* In accordance with ArmorSource technical specifications and applicable standards

How to Fit Your Helmet

Getting the right fit is important for performance and comfort. Use a tape measure and caliper to take measurements. The wearer MUST be seated in an upright position for proper fitting. See the illustrations for correct measuring points.

NOTE: If any measurement falls on the dividing line between sizes, select the larger size.

Head Length
Head Width
Circumference

Measure completely around head

Helmet Size
Head Length
Head Width
Circumference
Small
UP TO 7¼" / 184 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
UP TO 21¼" / 538 mm
Medium
7¼" / 184 mm to 7¾" / 198 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
21¼" / 538 mm to 22½" / 573 mm
Large
7¾" / 198 mm to 8¼" / 210 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
22½" / 573 mm to 23½"/ 597 mm
Extra-Large
8¼" / 210 mm and over
6½" / 162 mm and over
23½"/ 597 mm and over

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With the capacity to produce between 12,000 – 30,000 units per month ArmorSource is a world leading custom contract manufacturer of ballistic helmet solutions.

Working in collaboration with industry leading ballistic materials partners, accessories manufacturers and the most demanding users in the world, our team is able to respond quickly and meet the exact demands of our customers.

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