Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Yahoo ProductsMy Yahoo · 5 months ago

Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

It seems rather silly.

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  • 5 months ago
    Best Answer

    The helmet is actually wearing the pilot for protection

  • Joe
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Pretty funny....

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    So they don't hurt themselves when the Plane hits the boat and their head strikes the Control panel!

    There is nothing worse than going in to eternity with a splitting head ache!

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I think those helmets have the headphones for the radio built in so they need them for take off instructions and communications with other pilots. Also at high altitudes the air is very cold so they also offer thermal protection for the head.

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  • 5 months ago

    So they can use the radio.

  • 5 months ago

    The flying helmet was worn to hold earphones and communication equipment in place, as well as protect the pilot's head from possible injury before the mission was accomplished. During the flight to the target area these aircraft would have been subject to the same risks as aircraft intending to return - low temperatures, interception by enemy fighters, AA fire etc. - and while the helmet offered only limited protection against these dangers, anything that increased the likelihood that the pilot survive long enough and in a combat effective condition to complete his mission made it still worthwhile to wear. It only had to do its job until the pilot was able to direct his aircraft onto a target.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because the 2 way radio earphones and microphone are part of the helmet.

  • 5 months ago

    That leather helmet wasn't worn for head protection. DUH.

  • Henry
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Because they're faking WW2, remember, as Junglesurfer/DaveJ said.

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