History Main / HelmetMountedSight

22nd Mar '16 6:55:32 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://tri.army.mil/LC/cs/csa/apihadss.htm US helicopter gunships since the early 1980s have used the IHADSS system]], which can not only aim a laser designator for [[AirLaunchedWeapons the AGM114 laser-guided antitank missile]], but also aim an autocannon in the powered turret under the helicopter's "chin"

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* [[http://tri.army.mil/LC/cs/csa/apihadss.htm US helicopter gunships since the early 1980s have used the IHADSS system]], system,]] which can not only aim a laser designator for [[AirLaunchedWeapons the AGM114 laser-guided antitank missile]], but also aim an autocannon in the powered turret under the helicopter's "chin"
28th Nov '15 5:46:05 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain and a member of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad and the SecretSix has one of these.

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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, a Franchise/{{Batman}} villain and a member of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad and the SecretSix ComicBook/SecretSix has one of these.
6th Oct '15 6:17:37 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Predator}}''. The title creature's shoulder cannon moves in synch with its helmet.
** In ''AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', the Predator installs a second plasmacaster on the other shoulder, although both are controlled by the same sight.

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* ''Film/{{Predator}}''. The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''
** In the [[Film/{{Predator}} original film]], the
title creature's shoulder cannon moves in synch with its helmet.
** In ''AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'', the Predator installs a second plasmacaster on the other shoulder, although both are controlled by the same sight.



* Nicholas Cage's character in ''Film/FireBirds'', a rookie Apache pilot, has trouble learning to use one of these, leading to some... ''innovative'' teaching methods on the part of his instructor.
* In ''Film/HalfPastDead'', StevenSeagal's character explains to his friend (played by JaRule) how to operate a crashed helicopter's gun using the helmet. When the firefight breaks out, it comes in handy.

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* Nicholas Cage's Creator/NicholasCage's character in ''Film/FireBirds'', a rookie Apache pilot, has trouble learning to use one of these, leading to some... ''innovative'' teaching methods on the part of his instructor.
* In ''Film/HalfPastDead'', StevenSeagal's Creator/StevenSeagal's character explains to his friend (played by JaRule) how to operate a crashed helicopter's gun using the helmet. When the firefight breaks out, it comes in handy.
23rd Aug '15 10:21:25 PM MarqFJA
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A HelmetMountedSight is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It also can show what friendly or enemy fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision. This can appear in modern or sci-fi settings, but [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous only the most elite]] soldiers or [[OneManArmy very powerful single]] combatants are likely to have it equipped.

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A HelmetMountedSight is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] HeadsUpDisplay that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It also can show what friendly or enemy fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision. This can appear in modern or sci-fi settings, but [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous only the most elite]] soldiers or [[OneManArmy very powerful single]] combatants are likely to have it equipped.
8th Jul '15 3:00:57 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* The prototype [=VF-0=] ''[[TransformingMecha Valkyrie]]'' in ''MacrossZero'' does it one better: the helmet tracks the pilot's ''eyeballs'' in order to acquire targets for the mecha's head-mounted cannons. Presumably, this became a standard feature, but this is one of only two times we actually see how it works.
** The other time it appears on screen is a blink and you'll miss it moment with Ozma in {{Macross Frontier}}.

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* The prototype [=VF-0=] ''[[TransformingMecha Valkyrie]]'' in ''MacrossZero'' ''Anime/MacrossZero'' does it one better: the helmet tracks the pilot's ''eyeballs'' in order to acquire targets for the mecha's head-mounted cannons. Presumably, this became a standard feature, but this is one of only two times we actually see how it works.
** The other time it appears on screen is a blink and you'll miss it moment with Ozma in {{Macross Frontier}}.''Anime/{{Macross Frontier}}''.
5th Apr '15 5:25:11 PM SlugToTheSkull
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A HelmetMountedSight is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It also can show what friendly or enemy fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision. This can appear in modern or sci-fi settings, but [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous only the most elite]] soldiers or [[OneManArmy very powerful single]] combatents are likely to have it equipped.

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A HelmetMountedSight is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It also can show what friendly or enemy fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision. This can appear in modern or sci-fi settings, but [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous only the most elite]] soldiers or [[OneManArmy very powerful single]] combatents combatants are likely to have it equipped.
31st Mar '15 12:57:39 PM Morgenthaler
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30th Mar '15 2:45:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Nicholas Cage's character in ''FireBirds'', a rookie Apache pilot, has trouble learning to use one of these, leading to some... ''innovative'' teaching methods on the part of his instructor.

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* Nicholas Cage's character in ''FireBirds'', ''Film/FireBirds'', a rookie Apache pilot, has trouble learning to use one of these, leading to some... ''innovative'' teaching methods on the part of his instructor.
26th Jan '15 2:05:41 PM R1ck1
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A HelmetMountedSight is a new {{Defictionalization}}. It is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It has also been upgraded to show what friendly fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision.

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A HelmetMountedSight is a new {{Defictionalization}}. It is essentially a [[{{HUD}} Heads Up Display]] that tells your [[CoolPlane fighter]]/chopper where you want the [[MoreDakka bullets]] or [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] to go. It has also been upgraded to can show what friendly or enemy fighters are equipped with to provide StatOVision.
StatOVision. This can appear in modern or sci-fi settings, but [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous only the most elite]] soldiers or [[OneManArmy very powerful single]] combatents are likely to have it equipped.

This trope is becoming more Defictionalized as time goes on.
8th Jan '15 8:19:38 PM CH33353
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* The [[HumongousMecha Arm Slaves]] in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' have the pilot wear a special headband over their forehead so the cockpit can track their head motions. This in turn allows the pilot to control the facing of the Arm Slave's head by moving their own. Since many models of Arm Slave mount machine guns in their head, this allows the pilot to direct point defense literally at a glance.



* The [[HumongousMecha Arm Slaves]] in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' have the pilot wear a special headband over their forehead so the cockpit can track their head motions. This in turn allows the pilot to control the facing of the Arm Slave's head by moving their own. Since many models of Arm Slave mount machine guns in their head, this allows the pilot to direct point defense literally at a glance.

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* The [[HumongousMecha Arm Slaves]] in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' have the pilot wear a special headband over their forehead so the cockpit can track their head motions. This in turn allows the pilot to control the facing of the Arm Slave's head by moving their own. Since many models of Arm Slave mount machine guns in their head, this allows the pilot to direct point defense literally at a glance.
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