Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Take me to your leader?

Granted, this isn't my warfare speciality....but the one thing that came to my mind was, "I hope you don't plan on fighting dismounted with that kit."
American troops have complained that a new armoured body suit designed to be worn in Iraq makes them look "goofy".

The water-cooled "alien spacesuits" are being handed out to turret gunners in their notoriously vulnerable Humvee vehicles.
Better goofy than dead, I presume. However, like the cream of French nobility learned at Agincourt, once dismounted and facing a more mobile foe who can outfight you and take advantage of your bulk and blind spots.....

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