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2013-08-04 09:49:03 AM  
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hardinparamedic: So wait, it's basically an ACH painted in Marine Corps Drab?


I'm assuming they have some kind of new material to improve the armor. New synthetic sh*t or something. They've gotten pretty good at that over the years. I think MIT has been doing a lot of R&D on new types of anti-ballistic material.

My main problem is that they trimmed the helmet. Sure, it provides better field of view, but you're exposing a lot more of the head compared to the old K-Pot, especially the ears! Like a lot of things, I assume they stole the ideas from Special Forces who have an entirely different role and would use something like that because of all the CQB they undertake.

It is suitable for MOUT, but I really don't like slimming down something that should provide the maximum amount of protection. I dunno, maybe just me. Something drilled into me when we were taught to move under fire by digging our Pot into the dirt and crawling forward.

Hell, maybe we've seen the end of large military movements and it'll all be mostly urban fighting. The one thing about the ACH is that it was actually comfortable. I'll give them that. That padding was awesome and entirely customizable.
2013-08-04 02:34:58 PM  
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MurphyMurphy: Nobody ever listens to General Veers' uniform ideas.

I wouldn't know why.

He's not that great at choosing drinking glasses, either.

//just now noticed that BTW
2013-08-04 01:07:21 PM  
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Anybody remember how freaking awkward it was to fire from the prone position with the old PASGT? The extended back portion would suddenly push forward into your eye line farking up your aim forcing you to try to til the mother up to clear your eye sight only for it to slip right back down. the MICH was a godsend in that department.
2013-08-04 11:00:48 AM  
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Are you rated to repair that helmet, Private Rico?
2013-08-04 09:09:32 AM  
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So wait, it's basically an ACH painted in Marine Corps Drab?

2013-08-04 08:54:10 AM  
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Keep firing, assholes!
2013-08-04 08:23:12 AM  
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"Urgent requirement" and "2009." Yup , this is the government I work for.
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