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Gentex HGU-56/P Maxillofacial Shield

The Gentex Maxillofacial Shield (MFS) safeguards the wearer’s lower face from rotor wash, flying debris, and windblast during helicopter operations. 

An upgrade kit contains the face shield, helmet side hardware, shield side hardware, and instructions for installation. This requires drilling two small holes in the helmet shell. 


Both kits are available in a subdued matte black finish that can be easily custom painted, and are compatible with Mike Lites™.

Gentex HGU-56/P Maxillofacial Shield

    • Safeguards the wearer’s lower face from rotor wash, flying debris, and windblast.


    • Provides ballistic fragmentation protection up to 550 feet per second (fps).


    • An optional upgrade to Gentex’s HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Helmet, the MFS can be easily fitted to the Gentex HGU-55/P Rotary Wing Helmet for airlift operations.


    • Standard wire boom microphone or Gentex Flex Boom Microphone can be positioned behind the MFS, which significantly enhances communications clarity by reducing wind noise across the microphone(s).


    • Dual side release latches that provide for positive lock and ambidextrous quick release of the shield.


    • Available in one size that fits all.


    • Weigh less than 5 ounces.

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