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Originally posted by Ronan
The problem is weight, mobility and heat. The better the protection the more it weighs, the less mobility you have and the hotter you get. The military already uses body armor, but it only covers the essentials.
Originally posted by taibunsuu
If an AK-47 round hits you in almost any area unprotected by body armor, you're out of the fight. Better armor, akin to the concept these two untrained dopes had, can actually make troops bulletproof and fragproof.
Originally posted by DeusEx
Me? I'm getting mighty anxious to see the rebirth of the heavy infantryman. It would totally reshape the battlefield.