posted on Jun, 6 2007 @ 02:47 PM
Well from what I see, it is VERY bulky, so it will wear someone out fast just because they have movement restrictions. Then we have those idiotic
flashing "blue and red cop lights" on the front=worthless in the field. The laser sight is worthless, we have a new laser that makes a very long
streek across the field showing EXACTLY where to aim, yes it will reveal you however it is more practicle for the "sniper situation" he was talking
about. Also for moving through brush that thing is the worst enemy ever, all those little nooks and crannies will catch and cause one heck of a ruckus
for the enemy to zero in on. Lesson from Vietnam was not taken: "Sometimes you need not see your enemy to hit them, just follow the sound."
Yeesh, I am going to keep repeating but what the heck, here is another BULK problem: Did you watch the part where he was running in it at the end?
Trying to move around at the end? His movement is SLOW as HECK and horribly choppy. This armor is based on this: sacrifice mobility for protection.
Shoot, he only showed himself holding a HANDGUN during the trial, lets see him hold an M16, I doubt the arms would permit it on that thing.
I see so many parts that are uncessesary it is not even funny, screw the crotch clock, put it on the ARM! Let the crotch part be for using the
BATHROOM! Again I would like to see it take on penetrator rounds/armor piercing rounds from both 5.56, 7.62, .50 and other higher caliber. I know
tests were done, however lets actually see how much chaos it causes in the armor. Pending on how WELL it defends against fire is one thing, how well
it holds up AFTER the fire is already hitting is another. If the armor shatters=fragmets that will damage the one inside. If it simply repels the
round and does not shatter=safer, less chance of getting cut up by your own body armor.
That thing is just too darn bulky and chaotic, it need to be streamlined for actually field use. Walking down a street shoulder to shoulder with 40
others around you, you just might hold out against a violent protest. Also I want to hit on the "martial arts" part of this: mobility is gone, your
SOL now! People wear MASKS if they are smart! Also it is REALLY hard to fight with complex moves with something THAT bulky. How well can you climb
with that on? Jump over things? SWIM?! Oh so many questions, oh so little time when dealing with this.
The guy has an extremely long way to go to make this a VIABLE suit of armor in the field, by then we will probably be using weapons that counter his
current ideas. Someones fantasies simply bloating over into military prospecting is what I see when I look at that thing. Not viable.
I also wonder how much that thing will cost.