Facial Armor

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by msr, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. msr

    msr LE

    Because of the increased risk of airborne fragmentation threats, resulting from improvised
    explosive devices, also known as IED’s, MTek has produced the Predator Facial Armor System Technology, or FAST for short.

  2. Gook

    Gook Old-Salt

    How the hell do you fire a rifle (or breathe!) with it on?!
  3. aes69

    aes69 Old-Salt

    Not bad if you're top cover, but it doesn't exactly look 'condusive to mobility' for anyone else!
  4. That's about as hearts and minds as:
  5. CC_TA

    CC_TA LE

    Your face should survive just fine, however, your eyes and brain will be totally bolloxed by your Oakley's flying into your head at the speed of shrapnel! OUCH!

  6. toemag

    toemag Old-Salt

    It look's like a nosebag, get yer oat meal block down yer neck 'covertly'.

    Still has it's weak point's, the MK1 eyeball.

  7. The throat looks very exposed, too.
  8. As its American You just point your gat in the general direction & pull the trigger !!!!

  9. toemag

    toemag Old-Salt

    Cheer's love, I thought that he was wearing a kevlar headover. 8O :D :lol:

  10. To be fair, the topic-starting picture is the 1st generation heavy duty version for operators of crew-served weapons.

    They have a second generation facial armour for the infantry:


    Big improvement, isn't it??? Think I'll stick with the anti-scratch coatings on my Specsavers glasses instead.
  11. engee

    engee LE

    Why has he got Jordan's face thingy on? Doesn't she need it to stop scaring children?
  12. Actually, in saying that......

    The army should look towards building a complete-enclosing helmet system that can protect the face/neck area as well.

    I for one would rather take shrapnel in the chest or lose a leg to an IED than lose half my face to either!
  13. dan_man

    dan_man LE

    I would prefer to wear that than have my face torn off. Protects against the dust as well god knows if you had an itch.