About Body Armor Page 4
|June 20th, 2010||#31|
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I dont know much about armor. I'm not in the army, and I never saw a kevlar vest in the shops around my house.
I would never reference a video game as a trusthworthy source of information. Or maybe to joke.
Just that you told me about the SAPI plates like if it was something I knew nothing about. But in fact I saw this "concept" in a video game. And I did some research (basic) on the internet.
And some video game are designed as simulations. You should be more tolerant on this topic. You could be surprised.
|June 21st, 2010||#32|
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The thing with body amour is the weight and mobility also has to be considered. A soldier has to march, carry a huge pack plus weapons and then fight as well. The greater the protection the heavier the armour is.
LeEnfield Rides again
|June 21st, 2010||#33|
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Unless there is a revolution.
Remeber that the kevlar was a revolution. They designed a better and lighter material to make armored vests.
Now we need something like that again. A new material that is both light and strong to get out of this "stronger means heavier".
And if the armor is too bulky and heavy, the soldiers will lose their ability to fight efficiently. They will get tired fast, so the patrols/missions will be much shorters. And if the climate is hot, it will be a real pain to carry armor. They will have to add cooling hardware like in ordonnance disposal units...
I think that the new generation of armor will be using exoskeletons to carry the extra weight.
The military is more and more interested in robotics.
Someday they will give up the soldiers for human controled robots on the field.
|June 21st, 2010||#34|
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I saw a ghost behind the door, when the kids were coming home from the war, with broken dreams and nothing more!
|June 21st, 2010||#35|
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True true. But on a much larger scale.
We say that the soldier is the best thing we can put on the battlefield. But as technology is in evolution, will come a day when the machines will be as efficient in providing security and eliminating threats as the soldiers.
Or, that the machines are just extansions of the soldiers.
And maybe we could have people at war abroad in the safety of their homeland's bases.
It would be neat. But we will have to send people on the ground at some point. Hopefully after the battle when it's safe.
|July 25th, 2010||#37|
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It's nice, but it's still a little low-tech... I was thinking of something more high tech.
An exoskeleton to support the weight of the soldier and his equipment. With the necessary security of course, we dont want the soldier to break some part of his body by making a bad movement (did you see Iron Man 2?)
The mobility have to be essential, the soldier have to be able to move easily. To survive some threats, but if he is a slow and easy target the enemy can still engage him with heavy weapons, and there is no way they will put enough armor on infantry to survive anti tank weapons or a big charge of explosives.
And it looks like a big toy. I think that should forget the glass for helmet and put an all metal armor with a camera to see outside.
The Laser pointer is a good idea... But the crotch clock? wth?
|July 26th, 2010||#38|
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You win 4 no 5 internets cool points for that! LMAO!
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
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