The Brits like their sailors to wear those head-face coverings. I assuming it is a for fire protection.
posted on 05/01/2012 8:30:00 AM PDT
they are to protect against flash burns.
posted on 05/01/2012 8:48:27 AM PDT
by bravo whiskey
(If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
Our armored crewmembers still wear Nomex balaclavas to protect from flash fires...
...which is really just an update of a concept that goes back to the very first tank crews in WWI who wore chain mail veils to protect from spalling...
posted on 05/01/2012 9:32:39 AM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
I bet she rolls like a pig in heavy weather. Think of the wind resistance on that superstructure.
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