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What is that device on an Su-27 pilot's helmet?

While watching a YouTube video (2.5hrs), I noticed this device on the top of most Russian Su-27 combat pilot's helmet. A google search only shows it for a Su-27 and MiG-29, but apparently no other ...
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Why do fighter pilots wear helmets?

I notice that fighter pilots wear helmets, although pilots of aircraft like C-130s do not. What is the purpose of this? I have heard that it could be helpful in the event of an ejection, but ...
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What kind of helmet is in this A-10 video?

Here is a screen capture from a YouTube video. The aircraft is an A-10. What kind of helmet is that and where can I learn more about it? Additionally, does the weight of the helmet and it's ...
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