Britain’s Firefighting Stormtroopers?

Bonnie Burton | April 28, 2009

Britain’s firemen are being equipped with Star Wars-style headgear in an attempt to make their job safer. Not sure if this gear looks more like stormtrooper gear or THX 1138 helmets?

The new helmets are fitted with torches, cameras and radio links so that firefighters can use the latest technology to tackle blazes. They can resist temperatures of up to 1832F (1000C) and have gold-plated visors that can be pulled down for extra protection. Padded chin straps and soft foam on the inside ensure they are also more comfortable than ordinary firemen’s helmets.

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Firemen to wear Star Wars stormtrooper helmets
(via Telegraph.co.uk)

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