Saved by his Helmet

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Track_Link, Oct 16, 2009.

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  1. A close call indeed.

  2. A very lucky boy.
  3. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)


    'Wheres theres blame, theres a claim'
  4. Due to the recent Cuts announced. Do you think he'll get billed for that Lid?
  5. Leave theatre at the double :D

    You don't get two chances like that.
  6. Similar story - think his guy is TA, judging by the FOG 4 Mercian poster behind him.

  7. No, 107 mm.
  8. So glad the lucky lad escaped with no injuries. Hooray for battle-bowlers. They did their job in this case!

  9. Took the BBC 3 hours to catch up on this story, he was a very lucky man
  10. I thought that. I wonder if he's popular with his mates?
  11. Porridge_gun

    Porridge_gun LE Good Egg (charities)

    I bet you wish you were wearing a helmet vest on that cold dark night in Belfast eh Tropper?
  12. Fantastic story! Talk about the bullet with your name on it. He ought to go straight to a casino as his luck's clearly in at the moment. I sincerely hope it stays that way too.

    Reminds me of Billy Connolly many years ago talking about his Uncle 'copping his wack' in the trenches during the First World War by taking the third light for a ciggie, when the snipers bullet hit the cigarette case in his breast pocket.

    ...then it shot up his nose and blew his brains out. Didn't really happen of course.

    Although on reading the title of this thread, I did wonder if it was about Mandelson defending Gordon Brown. :D
  13. I was under the impression the present helmet had a good record against stopping bullets . I remember seeing a report from Bosnia where a soldier was interviewed minutes after being shot by a sniper and the helmet had saved his life
  14. Stop talking fucking shite. Even a 9mm round will go through both sides of a MK6A at 15 metres. Any rounds that are stopped by any helmet in service will be mostly spent of energy. Some that are not spent (if the bloke is very lucky) may ricochet and exit without causing injury or just a graze.