New Body Armour Unfashionable - Page 2




 
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May 10th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
I would rather be alive and unfashionable than dead or wounded.
May 10th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
I am alive and unfashionable.
May 10th, 2006  
CanadianCombat
 
 
They need some of these turrets.

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May 10th, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
The problem with the armor and turrets like that is mobility. There are a lot of times where you will need to unass the HMMWV in a quick fashion. You're always making a trade.

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Originally Posted by CanadianCombat
They need some of these turrets.
Some of our turrets do have the chicken plates, as well as the glass like I mentioned. They do offer more protection, but again, also hinder mobility.

When you are intentionally making your guys targets by keeping them buttoned up in HMMWVs, there is only so much you can do for them.

For some static patrols and show of force patrols, the suits would be ideal. For many others, they would not. I personally would not wear one while in the turret.
May 10th, 2006  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
I am alive and unfashionable.
I'll drink to that

I agree with the opinion of being "goofy" and safe. Who cares what you look like as long as you come home safe
May 14th, 2006  
Sea_Cadet
 


I'm very sure if the government put it's money where it's mouth is we could get something like that seen in the series Roughnecks Chronicles.
May 14th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Hah! That would be to high tech!
May 14th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
I'd wear a "booger" if it was bullet proof.
May 14th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Hee hee I spit water on that one Missileer.
May 14th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
HAha! Like how?