MIL What body armor do they use in the Army?

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  1. Artanis

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    Interceptor mainly.
     
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    yeh what about the manufacturer or the model?
     
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    Point Blank is the main manufacturer, model is called the Interceptor IBA or OTV (not sure which of those is the actual manufacturer designation but it is commonly called both)
     
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    No idea.
    Now they have the new sapi plates though "E-Sapi" and the side plates as well.
     
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    that dragonskin stuff looks pretty fly
     
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    ...The dragonskin in test-bed units got recalled due to manufacture defects. . .
     
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    It's made of Kevlar, is it? Well, can it really stop a rifle bullet? I'm asking cause I saw this vid (like most of you propably) where some durka shot an Army guy and he stood right back up.
     
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    kevlar and camo lol
     
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    even a 7.62?
     
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    There are ceramic plates in the vest and yes it can stop 7.62.
     
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    If it can stop a 7.62, would a 5.56 even knock you down?
     
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    the round still has a set amount of kinetic energy. it's still going to feel like a sledgehammer to the chest. :dunno:
     
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    not really... It would help aswell if the armor would at least slow it down.
     
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    Nono, he is saying the armor wouldn't be pointless EVEN if it only slowed bullets down.
     
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    Exit wounds are always the worst, so I agree with this.
     
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    exactly
     
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    To conserve money, the military buys a complete set of body armor, and splits it in two. They send the back plates to the Army, and the front plates to the Marines.

    Ranger lol i'm sorry --- is that more appropriate?!

    Friendly joke!
     
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    I thought a hard stare from a marine would stop bullets?
     
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    IBAs suck ass
     
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    you sir are a fucking idiot. that is all.
     

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