Saved by his Helmet

#5
Leave theatre at the double :D

You don't get two chances like that.
 
#9
So glad the lucky lad escaped with no injuries. Hooray for battle-bowlers. They did their job in this case!

MsG
 
#10
Took the BBC 3 hours to catch up on this story, he was a very lucky man
 
#13
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
 
#14
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
 
#15
Spanny said:
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
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.
 
#16
There is a site called Box of Truth which, basically shots stuff to see what happens. They tested the old US PASGT helmet against a variety of hand gun calibres and it stopped 9mm easily.

I would hope the 6a would be as good if not better.

As for rifle rounds? It depends on lady luck.
 
#17
In a demonstration of the Heckler & Koch MP7 on the Discovery Channel show Future Weapons, a PASGT helmet suffered a catastrophic armor penetration when hit head-on with one round of the MP7's 4.6x30mm ammunition. Similarly, the firearms testing site The Box o' Truth has reported that a 7.62x25mm Tokarev fired from a ČZ vz. 52 handgun was able to penetrate the helmet at 25 meters. In the same test, both the 5.56x45mm NATO and the 7.62x39mm were able to yield catastrophic penetrations through both sides of the helmet.
 
#18
At least he was luckier thatn the bloke in Saving Private Ryan. Shot in the helmet and knocked over (a bit dazed but no injury). Takes his helmet off to take a look at it. And...you've guessed it....shot through the head a second later...
 
#19
Hobo-Ken said:
At least he was luckier thatn the bloke in Saving Private Ryan. Shot in the helmet and knocked over (a bit dazed but no injury). Takes his helmet off to take a look at it. And...you've guessed it....shot through the head a second later...
I guess the guy was also lucky that it was just a film and not real. :roll:
 
#20
Fallschirmjager said:
Hobo-Ken said:
At least he was luckier thatn the bloke in Saving Private Ryan. Shot in the helmet and knocked over (a bit dazed but no injury). Takes his helmet off to take a look at it. And...you've guessed it....shot through the head a second later...
I guess the guy was also lucky that it was just a film and not real. :roll:
Way to burst a cadet's bubble there Fall :D
 

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