Purchasing personal equipment for going on tour

#1
for people going to a war zone, say Afghanistan can soldiers buy things to lower the risk of danger to themselves ie body armour.

I know you get the Osprey vest and helmet etc, but i dont think
its anyway near enough protection when your life is on the line day in day out.

I fully understand that you can only carry so much but surely you can do more to protect yourselves.
 
#2
funkydude08 said:
for people going to a war zone, say Afghanistan can soldiers buy things to lower the risk of danger to themselves ie body armour.

I know you get the Osprey vest and helmet etc, but i dont think
its anyway near enough protection when your life is on the line day in day out.


I fully understand that you can only carry so much but surely you can do more to protect yourselves.
My bold. Please enlighten us, how do you know?
 
#4
cdn_spr said:
funkydude08 said:
for people going to a war zone, say Afghanistan can soldiers buy things to lower the risk of danger to themselves ie body armour.

I know you get the Osprey vest and helmet etc, but i dont think
its anyway near enough protection when your life is on the line day in day out.


I fully understand that you can only carry so much but surely you can do more to protect yourselves.
My bold. Please enlighten us, how do you know?
What he said. This isn't going to be another bloody dragonskin thread is it?

Edited to add feck off and watch future weapons.
 
#9
Sunscreen. Swear by it.
 
#10
Thanks for you replies but from the responses iv had...Its NOT helped at all.

Here a good example

Your not allowed to take a mobile phone on tour.
But when a small group of soilders got ambushed miles upon miles from the base, the coms went down and they had to leave their vehicles..taking cover in a house and surrounded by insurgents.
If it wasnt for a soldier having his mobile phone on him to contact the ops room, im sure they would of never made it out a live.

Why doesnt the Osprey vest have side plates or groin protector as standard issue?
People being shot in the side or just under the Osprey vest dont stand a chance!.

Soilders are having to buy handheld GPS devices because its hard to tell where they are, and its not because there crap at map reading..
 
#12
I always wondered if anyone knows what level of protection the Osprey provides NIJ level 3 I would expect but what about the plates, there is a serious issue in as far as what do they stop. There is often many soldiers/Airmen/Sailors etc that do not have a clue. Saying it stops 7.62 alone is not good enough.

Are the standards for osprey published ???????????

There may well be an issue for purchasing your plates if they do not stop AP
 
#13
callum13 said:
what the fcuk do you know ?
Couldn't have put it better myself.

So come on the funkydude, what exactly DO you know? Care to enlighten us?

Please tell me you've teamed up with Tony Stark and are creating an Iron Man stylee suit for the British Forces now that would be schweet AND you'd have our attention!

As it stands you have our contempt!

Edited because I'm not from Yorkshire and shouldn't put t's infront of words! :x
 
#14
hermin0607 said:
I always wondered if anyone knows what level of protection the Osprey provides NIJ level 3 I would expect but what about the plates, there is a serious issue in as far as what do they stop. There is often many soldiers/Airmen/Sailors etc that do not have a clue. Saying it stops 7.62 alone is not good enough.

Are the standards for osprey published ???????????

There may well be an issue for purchasing your plates if they do not stop AP
You're right. I don't have clue what NIJ level 3 is. I frankly couldn't give a t0ss if its published. I'll wear what i'm issued. Next up you'll be complaining that Osprey won't stop an RPG.............. :roll:
 
#15
box-of-frogs said:
hermin0607 said:
I always wondered if anyone knows what level of protection the Osprey provides NIJ level 3 I would expect but what about the plates, there is a serious issue in as far as what do they stop. There is often many soldiers/Airmen/Sailors etc that do not have a clue. Saying it stops 7.62 alone is not good enough.

Are the standards for osprey published ???????????

There may well be an issue for purchasing your plates if they do not stop AP
You're right. I don't have clue what NIJ level 3 is. I frankly couldn't give a t0ss if its published. I'll wear what i'm issued. Next up you'll be complaining that Osprey won't stop an RPG.............. :roll:
Not to mention the obvious insurance issues (or lack of insurance) when wearing non issued kit and for want of a better phrase "checking out"!
 
#16
hermin0607 said:
I always wondered if anyone knows what level of protection the Osprey provides NIJ level 3 I would expect but what about the plates, there is a serious issue in as far as what do they stop. There is often many soldiers/Airmen/Sailors etc that do not have a clue. Saying it stops 7.62 alone is not good enough.

Are the standards for osprey published ???????????

There may well be an issue for purchasing your plates if they do not stop AP
Im making a 16 inch steel body suit, it should stop most things.......including your heart

Its pretty mobile, during trials i covered 100meters a day..........though my phisio complained that i wrecked my back..........pah what does she know.

Ill sell you it for £750, 000

In fact since its you 1.5 million (you cant put a price on safety)
 
#17
Sounds like a top bit of kit !!!!!!!

However does this not only show that you dont have a clue what level the armour that supplied is, and you thought that by posting this you seem funny to your peers.
 
#18
funkydude08 said:
for people going to a war zone, say Afghanistan can soldiers buy things to lower the risk of danger to themselves ie body armour.

I know you get the Osprey vest and helmet etc, but i dont think
its anyway near enough protection when your life is on the line day in day out.

I fully understand that you can only carry so much but surely you can do more to protect yourselves.
i bought one thing to help reduce the risk of danger,

a torch i can walk in the dark without walking into things

however it is a double edged weapon, and people can see me using my torch.
 
#19
misterp said:
funkydude08 said:
for people going to a war zone, say Afghanistan can soldiers buy things to lower the risk of danger to themselves ie body armour.

I know you get the Osprey vest and helmet etc, but i dont think
its anyway near enough protection when your life is on the line day in day out.

I fully understand that you can only carry so much but surely you can do more to protect yourselves.
i bought one thing to help reduce the risk of danger,

a torch i can walk in the dark without walking into things

however it is a double edged weapon, and people can see me using my torch.
As Einstein proved light is effected by gravity.............he's not wrong it's a lot easier to drop things in the dark!
 
#20
hermin0607 said:
Sounds like a top bit of kit !!!!!!!

However does this not only show that you dont have a clue what level the armour that supplied is, and you thought that by posting this you seem funny to your peers.
You really are a throbber aren't you. The kit is what it is. Osprey could be made of 2" titanium or gingerbread and gold leaf, you do the job with what you've got. Worrying about its shortfalls wont help you one iota.
 

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