New Body Armour Unfashionable - Page 4




 
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May 17th, 2006  
zander_0633
 
 
Haha! It wouldn't be that far fetched!
May 17th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Activate EMS!!!
May 18th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
The body armour looks fine but what if you are taken short
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May 18th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Or need to potty, it would take an entire war just to drop the skivvies and finish the paperwork.
May 21st, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
Our man in the field, Doody be his name-o, reported on this not too long ago. Though the complaints of looking "goofy" strike me as pretty friggin stoopid (sic) as I do not think these suits were designed with fashion in mind. And the complaints about wearing them in normal combat are a bit specious as they were designed for the sole duty of protection of Humvee gunners.
I guess it depends on how fast you can hop out of the suit. Suppose you're a gunner wearing that suit and your humvee suffers a mobility kill and is lit on fire. Wouldn't you want to evacuate your vehicle ASAP?
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
Well I agree they look stupid, but I wouldn't care if was a circus clown suit as long as it kept my butt safe.

Perhaps the best way to keep a gunner safe on a Humvee is to make him less conspicous. For example design a enclosed/semi-enclosed turret on the next generation vehicle.
I wonder why they haven't started using armored "domes" on humvees like this one:

Don't some armies have remote controlled MG turrets now?
May 21st, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
What? No air conditioning?!?
Haha kinda like the John Glenn fiasco of the missing space toilet (or was it Shepard? or Grissom?)