Body armour

mattyw

Old-Salt
Kit Reviewer
#1
Body armour

Afternoon,
When it comes down to body armour it is a hot topic as at the moment it is more protection = more weight.
So I ask you what would you have?
1. More protection but sacrifice mobility
2. Less protection and gain mobility
 
#2
Such a simple, yet informative topic. I'm surprised it hasn't been done before.................
 
#3
I want one of those suits out of that game Halo where it gives you a shield but also enables you to jump higher and run faster. I think they're air conditioned as well.
 
#5
People are going to shoot at me? No one mentioned that in basic!
 
#8
I want one of those suits out of that game Halo where it gives you a shield but also enables you to jump higher and run faster. I think they're air conditioned as well.
The RAF use those I think. We call them aircraft.
 
#9
If only I could shoot straight!
With the SLR you didn't need to shoot straight. The deafening report was often mistakenly believed to be God's own furious vengeance by anyone within earshot. In fact, in several cases they perished from dehydration after immediately, repeatedly sh*tting their pants.
 

Caecilius

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#10
With the SLR you didn't need to shoot straight. The deafening report was often mistakenly believed to be God's own furious vengeance by anyone within earshot. In fact, in several cases they perished from dehydration after immediately, repeatedly sh*tting their pants.
SLR: The Chuck Norris of the firearms world.
 
#12
No old bean, that would be the SA 80 A1 that you be thinking of.

Tam
 
#13
With the SLR you didn't need to shoot straight. The deafening report was often mistakenly believed to be God's own furious vengeance by anyone within earshot. In fact, in several cases they perished from dehydration after immediately, repeatedly sh*tting their pants.
Yep. I did start my army career with an SLR. In fact I remember hitting the 600m targets regularly on the APWT. Couldn't do that with the A2.
 
#14
The most effective use of body armour is to cover the arrse of those responsible for putting you in harms way in the first place.
 
#16
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pp0470

Guest
#17
The most effective use of body armour is to cover the arrse of those responsible for putting you in harms way in the first place.
Brilliant! Personally, I would prefer to lose the armour, gain mobility and add an extra 15kgs of ammo.
 
#19
Brilliant! Personally, I would prefer to lose the armour, gain mobility and add an extra 15kgs of ammo.
...and promptly lose the mobility again!:)
 
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pp0470

Guest
#20
Cause mobility is so important when every man jack is out planting IEDs everywhere....
Fair point. I haven't been in theatre yet. To those that have, how much protection does body armour give you against IEDs? Same limb injuries, with better survival chance?

Ref. mobility, I was thinking it is not so much the weight but the fit of body armour that restricts arm/upper body movement. ?
 

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