Sunday, January 22, 2006

Body Armor Follies, Re-Redux 
Go Jack Army weighs in on the protection/mobility trade-off.

I've seen the kevlar plates we had in 2003 can stop a direct hit with an AK-47 round - and probably quite a bit more than that. If you confine your analysis to soldiers who are wounded, that's not a complete picture of the effectiveness of the plates. You wind up ruling out a lot of fatalities that the plates prevented 100%, resulting in no more injury to the soldier than a good scare.

Splash, out


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