New Study recommends Face Shields for Helmets

#1
ABC News said:
A new study has recommended fitting face shields to combat helmets to better protect troops on the battlefield.

Greater use of body armour, called PPE or personal protective equipment, has allowed soldiers to survive violent explosions.

But this has meant blast-induced traumatic brain injury has become the most prevalent injury suffered by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Read more here.

Strikes me that, as nice as it would be to have a 'face shield' to stop traumatic brain injury, etc, there are good odds that whatever currently exists in the way of kit isn't going to be suited to actual combat use. Rather, I imagine that it's going to impede the ability to fight, glint and give away position, etc.

Or perhaps it's just one more step towards us all dressing like soldiers in HALO.
 
#3
Has this study worked out how this face shield wont steam up?
 
#5
Did it feature an Apache-type aiming monocle so one could fire one's weapon accurately? A HUD too, perhaps?

It's one thing to look like a character from Halo, as long as you get to sound like Darth Vader.
 
#7
I got smacked in the face with a brick in NI in 1977 because the new style helmet was fitted with a visor which didn't allow the wearer to bring his weapon into the aim properly. As a result the baton gunners in riots invariably had to leave the visor half raised so that they could fire the baton guns.

It aslo got very warm underneath when running around with the visor in the down position.

Rodney2q
 
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