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Photo: Navy Rolls Out "Fleet" Uniforms, Featuring Hand-Painted Custom Helmets For Every Positional Group

Update: Here are some of the other cool details included in these uniforms.


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Navy's gloves for the Army-Navy game. (via @NavyAthletics)

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The Navy Fleet cleats that the Mids will be wearing in the Army-Navy Game on Dec. 12.

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Earlier: In recent years, Army and Navy have used their stories rivalry game to show off cool new uniforms. For Navy, this season is no different. When the two service academies meet on December 12 in Philadelphia, Navy will be rocking new "Navy Fleet" uniforms. The standout feature here: unique, hand-painted helmets that depict various Naval ships.

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Here are the @UAFootball "Navy Fleet" uniforms and helmets the Mids will wear for Army-Navy!

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Here is more, via Navy's release:

The uniform is inspired by and pays homage to seven of the historic ships that make up the U.S. Naval Fleet. Each ship is detailed on one of seven hand-painted helmets that each player will wear, assigned by position. Additionally, the rally cry “damn the torpedoes!” is featured on the uniform as a nod to Admiral Farragut’s historic Naval victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864.

Navy's helmets feature different ships for every positional group.

• Linebacker: Cruiser- Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team
• Defensive Back: Destroyer- Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy’s defensive backs
• Wide Receiver: Submarine- Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine
• Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships- Just as a lineman’s job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the “beach head” that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective
• Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier- The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the “quick strike” weapon of the Naval fleet
• Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship- Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters
• Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper- Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines

These are some of the coolest, most detailed uniforms we've seen in some time. Well done, Under Armour.