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IED detection wand; what's the name?

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BlueDZ

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#7
Maybe they're on the ranges and a particularly nasty DS is making them find every bit of brass?
 
#8
Why do you want to know?
I'm thinking of designing a back support type thing to relieve the weight on a soldiers arm. After watching that 'our war' thing on iplayer I heard some guy who'd been sweeping saying their arms end up hurting a ton, which means they end up having to take turns. It must also be distracting. I'd need to know the name of the model(s?) of sweeper(s) to get the dimensions so I can get in contact with a designer.
 
#13
I was going to call you names for having to ask what It's called rather than just doing a simple bit of research.

I changed my mind after seeing the advert for the TA in your sig block.
 
#14
if your designing some hardwear it will need to be mightly flexable as teh head needs to be kept low to the ground,

the bungee will be very hard to beat
 
#15
Used one for 6 months as part of a REST if you need a sling/back support you need to MTFU and have a long look at yourself
My point is that if you relieve stress on a soldiers arm he can use the thing for longer and more efficiently. It's not a question of 'need', rather of 'well if you can improve capability, why not?'.

I was going to call you names for having to ask what It's called rather than just doing a simple bit of research.

I changed my mind after seeing the advert for the TA in your sig block.
I have been researching. The army website's come up with nowt, the wikipedia page for 'Modern british army equipment' is similarly disappointing and google searches also came up empty.


if your designing some hardwear it will need to be mightly flexable as teh head needs to be kept low to the ground,

the bungee will be very hard to beat
Similar type things have been made before. An example that you may be familiar with are the MGs from Aliens (see below).


I was maybe thinking something that would integrate with body armour. It just makes sense, to me; the arms are comparatively very weak parts of the body compared with the trunk, and the back. Why have the load on the limbs when it can be on stronger parts?


Nb; the braces from Aliens were actually based on camera-carrying braces similar to the sort below.
 
#16
My point is that if you relieve stress on a soldiers arm he can use the thing for longer and more efficiently. It's not a question of 'need', rather of 'well if you can improve capability, why not?'.
it does get tiring mate! im not a fan of the whole "man up" attitude!

it has a sliding crutch type support but due to its centre of gravity being high the crutch support dosnt really do much
 
#17
Hm. Any chance of giving me the name of the thing? I'd rather not have to phone up the British Army press office unless it's really necessary. They're probably not open until Monday anyway.
 

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