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Originally posted by Jordan River
I'm more of a mechwarrior fan than anything else. I use to play the games in the mid 90s. anywho.
Originally posted by NezPerzeWolf
Not soon, I think. The cost for a suit-mech over 12 ft would be huge, and I wouldn't want to mount anything bigger than a Bushmaster on it. It took Honda 30-somthing years to develop Asimo, and even then it can hardly move, let alone running through a village with a M-2 strapped to it's shoulder. As a heavy infantry supplement, maybe, but a large human- shaped battlesuit is a much larger target than a tank, and would have much less armor. Some sort of frame w/ pneumatic arms-legs and a heavy-duty flack jacket would be awesome for the unmechenized infantry (infantry with no APCs or IFVs attached to their unit), and we've got the tech to do it now. Anything more, and, until lasers and shields come out, they'll be sitting ducks.
Originally posted by Jordan River I honestly would like to see more protection to the troops besides bullet proof armor (only chest protective), helmet and whatever else you got. Even a "iron man" like suit would be great for shielding the troops. No matter what new armor we have nowadays it's still like running naked in a real fire fight
The problem with troops on the battlefirld at the minute is their reliance on advanced technology and service support. They are bogged down with body armour and heavy equipment leading to them becoming a slow moving target for a guy in a dishdash and go-faster slippers.