1-16. CHEMICAL-PROTECTIVE HELMET COVER
This cover (figure 1-12) protects the personnel armor-system, ground troop
butyl-coated nylon cloth gathered at the edge by an elastic web enclosed in the hem. It
is an olive-green, one size-fits all cover.
Figure 1-12. Chemical-protective helmet cover.
1-17. CHEMICAL-PROTECTIVE FOOTWEAR COVERS (OVERBOOTS)
Protective footwear covers (overboots) protect the feet from contamination by
covers on over the standard leather combat boots. If the trouser legs are closed, loosen
them. Then position and lace the overboots in accordance with the instructions
provided in the package that contained the overboots (figure 1-13). Once you have put
on the overboots, blouse the overgarment trouser legs over the overboots, close the
zippers secure the velcro closures of the trouser legs, and tie the drawstrings firmly.
Replace the overboots if they are punctured or torn.
The green/black vinyl overboot (GVO)/(BVO) (figure 1-14) is replacing the
chemical-protective footwear covers (overboots). Soldiers wear the green or
black vinyl overshoe over their combat boots to protect feet from
contamination of all known agents, vectors, and radiological particles for a
period of 14 days. The GVO is a plain olive drab (OD) vinyl green overshoe
with elastic fasteners. The GVO protects against NBC agents or rain, mud,
or snow. The BVO is very similar to the GVO, except for the change in color,
and black enlarged tabs on each elastic fastener.