Wagner group fighter from Syria…
This is a Kevlar helmet that was captured by our Ukrainian Armed Forces near Bakhmut. Our friends from the special forces unit said that one of the infiltrators from the sabotage group attempted to approach our military positions while wearing this helmet. However, their mission failed, and we ended up with this trophy helmet.
There are no markings indicating the helmet’s model, and it is not part of the standard equipment used by Russian occupiers. Such helmets were worn by Wagner fighters. It’s unknown whether they are manufactured in Russia, but it’s likely that Wagner imported these helmets from China. I found something similar on AliExpress, and the similarity lies in the suspension system and the rounded ear protrusions.
This helmet is very similar to the Kevlar PASGT IIIA helmet, but what stands out is the suspension system, which is quite different from that version and more reminiscent of the German Schuberth helmet.
Moreover, the color of this helmet is also very intriguing. Sand-colored helmets are very rare seen on the battlefields in Ukraine. These colors indicate that the fighters participated in battles in Syria. Such helmets are considered rare specimens.
This helmet was worn by a Wagner fighter with the call sign “SIRAH”.