Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Kokomo, May 27, 2005.
? how protective is a flat jacket
flak jacket is the old protection. all standard troops use interceptor body armor for protection currently. heres a pic of mine. the vest itself will stop up to 9mm and the ceramic inserts in the front and rear can stop multiple 7.62mms
here is the new standard issue helmet for regular troops now too, the ACH advanced combat helmet, once again here is a pic of mine
btw there is throat and neck and groin attachments i jsut dont have them attached.
How heavy is it? Does your head feel like you've got a brick on it?
nope its way lighter then the PASGT. its 3.5 lbs
can that vest seriously stop multiple 7.62 mm rounds? So if a serviceman or woman takes a few from an AK, he or she will still live? Are they still combat-capable after getting hit?
yes it can, seen one that had taken 3 along with one from a shotgun very close range. u want to replace it ASAP after 1 hit though as it is no longer as effective in stopping rounsd. yeah they will be fairly combat capable. usually it leaves u with bruising or knock wind out of you. in some cases the individual will not be effecitve though afterwords
and because marines are always too stupid to do things right: the buddy system.
yeah we have that too, aling with shoulder/upper arm protection too
I would still put as many sandbags as possible in the floorboards and anywhere else they will fit.
man, that must suck to wear all that in the desert. you guys got my respect that's for sure.
It's amazing what you get use to.
all we get
damn soldiers need a raise man, i feel sort of bad for making more money than most of the guys that are in military and i don't have to do anything like you guys do for us,,,,,,i wish they'd let us vote on a pay raise for military personel because yall deserve every dime, i'd be naked with the exception of a gun and a belt with my ammo clips hanging from it or something lol, those clothes,,,,i think i'd melt bro, wow
I left a job as a Network Engineer with WorldCom to come back in the military. I love this shit.
i don't want to hijack the thread so i'll stop here but big thumbs up to all you soldiers, i'm not physically able with knee injuries and don't know if i'd have it in me to do even if i could join, so thanks.
no prob bro nothing else in the world id rather do.
ACH helmet cover cool. so you guys got them too? we have had them for quite a bit now
so, if a US soldier gets shot centermass, he is still alive and quite possibly still in the fight as well?
That is the theory. In real life, if I catch a 7.62 to a flak jacket, it's going to take me a minute or two before I decide what is really going on.
how do you know?