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What my home town is doing for the US milatary.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by darkshadow, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. darkshadow

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    This is cool.

    remember the guy who made the armored suits for bears?

    I am sure you have seen the videos of him over the years getting hit by a truck or beaten with bats. and it doesent even faze him.


    well this is his newest thing check it out, ultra cool.

    he is from my town hamilton!

    http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/media_archive/jan-11-2007_a.html





    EDIT: and no smart ass the suit is not FOR bears but FOR people to protect them FROM bears!
     
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    Military.:D

    Can't download the page at work.
     
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    How cute! Canadians inventing! :haha:

    Not to say it's not a great idea, but I don't think this is a functional unit.

    I think he's played a little too much Halo. Not digging the headlamps, but it's obviously a preliminary unit. Needs a wider viewing field, and I'm not too sure he can reach his arm around to work a rifle... What the hell are all the bumpy things? Where does a soldier's gear go?

    Wow. I typed this as the video is playing, and BOOM! "I looked at Star Wars, the Halo video game..." :haha:

    As the video goes on (I'm halfway through), I see this being more and more impractical. I'm not military, by the way, so there's a chance I don't know what I'm talking about, but my common sense is kicking him in the balls.

    But I love the idea that he named a protective suit "Trojan!" :haha:
     
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    Wait a tick. He wants to put highly concentrated (short range too) pepper spray in these things, and the helmet has a fan that circulates air through it?
     
  5. darkshadow

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    watch the end too, has clips of privious suits, he has been building them for 20 years, and does martal arts, so he know how someone would need to move.


    nad it does seen to be a functional unit, the place he mentioned going is a military teting.training grounds, and he wants to test it further
     
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    I'm glad he had $15,000 to waste. :doah:
     
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    I agree that it has some faults, but the current "body armor" with added plates didn't give the best mobility either.
    I think it's a good start:waytogo:

    It does look like a video game though.:haha:
     
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    I didn't get all the way thru it. Between taking forever to load, and the funny way he says about, i couldn't make it
     
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    aboot....:haha: :haha:

    He probably got a 5 million dollar grant from the US gov't. :rolleyes:
     
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    friggin commercials at the beginning and end. :mad: :mad:
     

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