posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 07:31 PM
Seriously, unless they make Iron man, it is doomed to failure.
The Russians will just develop some isometric warfare, for dealing with these bulky and overly expensive pieces of kit. They will probly just use
existing Kornet anti tank missiles to take them down, given a kornet costs a few thousand pounds and a suit will cost tens of millions. Isometric will
easily best the suits any day.
The cost will force the suits to be assigned to specialised battalions, just like the M1 Abrams or the Apachi etc, therefore not every soldier will
wear one like is fantacised. They will be a brige between soldiers and light armour.
The slow speeds, need for operators to exit the unit frequently for; the toilet, to eat, to scratch, to sleep etc, will also leave such collums open
to snipers and ambush! (if they overcome these issues, the suit will be more like a mini tank, therefore unnecessary).
Imagine an ambush at night where the soldier who takes his leak, is knifed, his suit used by one of the ambushers, he/she heads straight for the
supply convoy, decemates it before any response, then is finally taken down by other soldiers. What happens to the soldiers when they run out of
fuel/ammo? They is fuked to high heaven and back is what lol (I can imgine the enemy, prying apart immobile suits to kill the user at their own
It is a nice idea, but not a realistic one. Maybe the suits will be more adapt at logistics tasks, would beat a forklift truck in rough environments,
not to mention the power issue would not be an issue, since trucks could carry specialised generators for the suits to plug into, have a working
radius of say 100 meters, then be transported to the next job by the same truck (maybe to cut down on support crew, have the truck driver double as
the suit operator?).