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Air Force's F-35 helmet for 2017 is pretty dang cool

(Via Air Force)

Air Force has an awesome special helmet again.

The Falcons will wear special helmets honoring the F-35 fighter jet for a game this season. The pattern on the football helmets is designed to replicate the helmets the pilots of the jets wear.

The first version of the special design was released Monday and the rest of them will be released the rest of the week. From Air Force’s site:

The helmet will have five different designs, the first of which was unveiled today. Follow @AFFootball as the remaining four helmets will be revealed Sept. 5-8. On one side of every helmet will be the familiar Air Force logo often seen on aircraft, which includes the length-wise bars intersecting the roundel. On the other side will be a decal representing one of the five Air Force F-35-A operational fighter squadrons in the Air Force.

The F-35 helmets follow these helmets that Air Force wore vs. Georgia State in 2016.

(Via Air Force)

We’re looking forward to seeing the rest of the helmets. The game they’ll be worn in has not been named yet.

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