What will U.S. Flak Vest Stop? (other than flak)




 
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August 17th, 2004  
Keist IV
 

Topic: What will U.S. Flak Vest Stop? (other than flak)


I was given a standard Ground Troop kevlar Fragmentation Vest by a friend of mine. I was curious, what will this vest stop other than shrapnel and other flak? It does not have the slots for the higher threat 10X12 armoured plates.
August 17th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
If it's (almost) the same as we use here in Norway then it does stop (low speed) shrapnel and fragments.

It does not stop bullets or knives/bayonets, you need the extra kevlar plates for that.
August 17th, 2004  
Keist IV
 
Bummer. I thought it might stop sidearms like 9mm or .40 S & W. Oh well. I guess I will have to buy the ones with the plates in them.
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August 17th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
You know, there is one real easy way to find out.
August 17th, 2004  
Keist IV
 
I shoulda known someone would want to use me as a guinea pig.
August 17th, 2004  
Damien
 
you could always throw the vest onto a mannequin(sp?)
August 17th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien
you could always throw the vest onto a mannequin(sp?)
Now how is that any fun?

August 18th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
LOL...Flak Jacket Roulette.
August 18th, 2004  
Keist IV
 
Nice guys, real nice. I like the Flak Jacket Roulette, that is great I think I will just buy a tank, screw the body armour.
November 9th, 2004  
FO Seaman
 
 
Now is this the

PASGT


or a different type?