F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane

We've come a long way from the classic leather aviator helmets and goggles pilots famously wore in WWI.

Pilots who climb into the cockpit of the F-35 stealth fighter to fly the costliest military plane ever built, will be wearing a helmet straight out of a science fiction movie.

These pilots, flying at Mach-1 at 50,000 feet, will have the ability to essentially look through the floor of the plane and see the ground, The Washington Post reported in its series on military advancements called The Arsenal.

There are six cameras in the fighter's 'skin' and, when working correctly, can pick up sensors for when the pilot moves his head.

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