MIL Always wondered...Is this practical or feasible as a real combat armor?

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  1. AlextheDroog

    AlextheDroog Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any ya

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    that is all I have to say.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Not against a Sith lord or a Jedi knight.
     
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    would be cool.... :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    overkill much? I guess there is no such thing as overkill, but seriously, that seems excessive.
     
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    AlextheDroog Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any ya

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    but in terms of protection that kind of armoring would be beneficial on the battlefield or would it? Not to mention the imposing look..

    i'm sorry of some people take it as joke but its a serious question..
     
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    Well it may look mean but today's military needs something more practical.
     
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    dragon skin
     
  11. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I love the red eyes. Thats all our guys need. Some sniper hiding in his spot, and all you see are a pair of red eyes, somehow wouldn't go so well.
     
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    No, I already hate running around with the gas mask on, so having that thing on all the time will drive me nuts.
     
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    Looks plausible in a case of biological warfare, but in most cases it seems at bit excessive
     
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    AlextheDroog Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any ya

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    sans the red eyes..

    but i'm mainly looking at how their protected from head to toe while still maintaining a good level of mobility...it would be hard for a sniper to effective even if he had a clean shot.
     
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    AlextheDroog Come and get one in the yarbles, if ya have any ya

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    creature comfort would be an issue...but if you had choice between comfort and being shot at:dunno:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    First you should look at ballistics of the various high powered sniper rifles.
    There is not much that can stop a 50 cal, let alone stop it without inflicting damage on the wearer.

    It would probably be most effective against shrapnel from IED blasts, but the lack of mobility and loss of peripheral vision would outweigh the benefits. Assuming you could come up with a material that could stop direct fire from a rifle, then it would be beneficial in some cases.
     

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