Airbag armour to defeat IEDs

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Yeoman_dai, Aug 5, 2009.

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  1. OK you can have your "fast as light" sensors but how fast can the airbags fully deploy after being triggered?
  2. Interesting.

    Not much cop against EFP's I should think.
  3. So Terry TTPs just 'learn' and det one to egg on the bags followed by another.
    Dont waste too long on this one guys.
  4. So a roadside bomb can blast through thick armour, but a quickly inflated balloon will protect it? I don't get it....
  5. Now, if the airbags were on the inside...
  6. Anything heavy enough to protect from an IED, expanding infront of you, is likely to batter you to death, FFS
  7. Hence my wacky 'airbags on inside' suggestion. Trouble is, even an airtbag inflated explosively cannot excellerate and outrun an already mature blastwave. Surely.