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Old 01-18-2007, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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full suit of body armor

any body have any more info on this? pretty interesting

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Old 01-19-2007, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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"In the helmet, there's a solar-powered fresh-air system"

dont fart in that suit at night.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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18 kg = 39.6 lbs.
That is not bad at all compared to what troops are carrying now.
I don't see it being standard issue, but I could see the technology being applied to military body armor.
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i think its fawking awesome that someone is finally trying to develop full body armor for our troops. if it has to start in the private section, so be it.

i personally would agree to a tax hike to pay for them for our troops...
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You could be Master Chief for Halloween but I dont think it would sell to the general public after the North Hollowood Shootout they started clamping down on body armor sales to the civilan market.I would like to see our troops protected by this suit and would give one heck of a intimidation factor in the field.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I wouldn't want to wear the fawking thing

I occasionnaly get stuffed in an 80lb bomb suit, that thing is miserable, for 10 minutes & the fans running full blast.... no way jose, not when its 130*F...

we have uparmored HMMWV's... i'll stay in the truck!
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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damn thing looks like its stright out of Halo
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I was watching Future Weapons on discovery channel last night and they reviewed this stuff called DragonSkin. Dude unloaded 5.56 and 7.62 nato rounds into repeatedly and nothing broke through. Then they took the dummy out and laid it on a grenade Blast ripped the carrier but nothing penetrated through to the "skin"

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I've heard lots of stuff about that dragon skin...

*apparently* the military has talked to them a lot about supply us forces with it, but they won't release any test information to prove how well it works. Thats the rumor at least...
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Halo is a blast but wearing that suit on a battle feild must be unbearable.
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i dunno, better than laying DEAD on a battle field I think
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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true but cost will keep it from trickeling down to the field.
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I was watching Future Weapons on discovery channel last night and they reviewed this stuff called DragonSkin. Dude unloaded 5.56 and 7.62 nato rounds into repeatedly and nothing broke through. Then they took the dummy out and laid it on a grenade Blast ripped the carrier but nothing penetrated through to the "skin"
they act like its new tech
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scale armor has been around for some time, but it is about time someone blended modern ceramics and metals with it
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I was watching Future Weapons on discovery channel last night and they reviewed this stuff called DragonSkin. Dude unloaded 5.56 and 7.62 nato rounds into repeatedly and nothing broke through. Then they took the dummy out and laid it on a grenade Blast ripped the carrier but nothing penetrated through to the "skin"
Funny, because the local swat guys defeated that stuff with an AUG using M193 ammo, and apparently it has a tendancy to melt when stored in the trunk of a squad car in Tucson.
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Funny, because the local swat guys defeated that stuff with an AUG using M193 ammo, and apparently it has a tendancy to melt when stored in the trunk of a squad car in Tucson.
sure its the same shit? scale looking ceramic plates under nylon
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sure its the same shit? scale looking ceramic plates under nylon
It was a few years ago so I'm sure they revised it, but it was the same concept, the binder would get soft when it was hot, then 5.56 would zip through with multiple hits.

I'll ask again, I'm about 95% certain that it was dragon skin.
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It was a few years ago so I'm sure they revised it, but it was the same concept, the binder would get soft when it was hot, then 5.56 would zip through with multiple hits.

I'll ask again, I'm about 95% certain that it was dragon skin.
well, it makes me feel better about the issue that someones actually TRYING to develop it...
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I know there is a project at the School of Mines here in SD to develop ballastic pants to restist shrapnel from explosions, thorugh Army research. Pretty cool stuff, I think they are mostly looking at carbon fiber and kevlar for the time being.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Looks like the video game Halo in real life
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:19 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I saw this guy on Discover channel in how its made or something like that, its a canadian program. Anyways at first i thought this guy was a nut job and then he started showin off some of his stuff. He also developed a very light foam. Put it in a jacket and then shot the jacket at close range. The bullet didnt even go through. The foam wieghs basically nothing.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #24 (permalink)
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He's a little eccentric. He has was orriginally building and testing a Bear proof suit and did all kinds of crazy stunts to get media attention for the thing

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