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New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!

 
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New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Crazy stuff.

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The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have found that their new Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is even more bullet proof than expected. While testing the ECH, it was discovered that the machine firing metal fragments at the ECH (to represent shell and bomb fragments) could not fire fragments fast enough to penetrate. The ECH was supposed to be invulnerable to pistol bullets, and it was, but some types of metal fragments were expected to still be dangerous. So ECH was tested to see how well it could resist high-powered rifle bullets. ECH was not 100 percent invulnerable, but in most cases, it would stop anything fired from a sniper rifle. Overall, it was calculated that the ECH was 40 percent more resistant to projectiles and 70 percent stronger than the current ACH helmet.

The ECH is made of a new thermoplastic material (UHMWP, or Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene). It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well. The ECH will begin replacing the current ACH later this year, with 200,000 being eventually purchased. The ECH costs $600 each, twice as much as the ACH. But for troops under fire, the additional cost is well worth the additional protection.


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02/17/2011 12:29 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Like we will use them. Look at the stuff we have now, but we just send our men in to get killed. I knowthe system.
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
$600 each for a new war toy, but we still can't build a toaster or a tv set in this country anymore.
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02/17/2011 12:30 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
$600 each for a new war toy, but we still can't build a toaster or a tv set in this country anymore.
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We could, but whose going to buy a $750 toaster?
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Cool, what about the rest of the head and body?
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02/17/2011 12:33 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
$600 each for a new war toy, but we still can't build a toaster or a tv set in this country anymore.
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We could, but whose going to buy a $750 toaster?
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They could force the taxpayers to pay for them, just like they're going to force us to pay for these helmets.
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02/17/2011 12:34 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
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02/17/2011 12:35 PM
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Yeah....but can ya cook your chow in it?....
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Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
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LOL...the cement helmet?
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
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Nope. Probably gonna be around 3-4 pounds.
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02/17/2011 12:39 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
i want two
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Like we will use them. Look at the stuff we have now, but we just send our men in to get killed. I knowthe system.
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1254124


LOL...the cement helmet?
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From the article --> "It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well."
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Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1254124


LOL...the cement helmet?
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From the article --> "It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 542755


yeah 3-4 lbs I read it...I was just joking with AC...so that's great, but what happens if you get shot in the face?
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i want two
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One for each head?
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02/17/2011 12:53 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Uk has been using a similar helemt since mid 2010.

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02/17/2011 12:55 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
does it stop this ?




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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Crazy stuff.

[link to www.strategypage.com]

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have found that their new Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is even more bullet proof than expected. While testing the ECH, it was discovered that the machine firing metal fragments at the ECH (to represent shell and bomb fragments) could not fire fragments fast enough to penetrate. The ECH was supposed to be invulnerable to pistol bullets, and it was, but some types of metal fragments were expected to still be dangerous. So ECH was tested to see how well it could resist high-powered rifle bullets. ECH was not 100 percent invulnerable, but in most cases, it would stop anything fired from a sniper rifle. Overall, it was calculated that the ECH was 40 percent more resistant to projectiles and 70 percent stronger than the current ACH helmet.

The ECH is made of a new thermoplastic material (UHMWP, or Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene). It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well. The ECH will begin replacing the current ACH later this year, with 200,000 being eventually purchased. The ECH costs $600 each, twice as much as the ACH. But for troops under fire, the additional cost is well worth the additional protection.


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Ok, now make armor plates out of these and replace the heavy Ceramic ones our troops currently use. You could add two per slot and still not weigh as much and be ultra protected from most rounds.
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02/17/2011 01:01 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
buy buy helmet !

hello 7.62x25 !

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02/17/2011 01:10 PM
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Sure they may offer great protection but they'll never be this sexy! Just watch as the fellow cleans his cat's litterbox while wearing a PICKELHAUBE..yeah!
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02/17/2011 01:18 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
I remember in order to shoot well I always had to wear my steel pot backwards so it wouldn't bump my glasses depending on firing position. It was great for shaving and such{never cooked in it} but lousy design IMO.
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02/17/2011 01:22 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
A lot of snipers today go for a throat shot, but having more protction is better than not having it at all.
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02/17/2011 01:23 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
What do they need this for? Heads stop bullets just fine.
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02/17/2011 01:27 PM
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Its all a response to technologists would claimed that our soldiers should be a lot better equipped during the Bush administration
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02/17/2011 01:37 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
The steel core of .223 armor piercing round zips right
through quarter plate steel, like butter, at 100 yards.

I call bullshit on this.
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Great! The only problem with it is that it weighs 85 pounds
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1254124


LOL...the cement helmet?
 Quoting: BRIEF


From the article --> "It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 542755


yeah 3-4 lbs I read it...I was just joking with AC...so that's great, but what happens if you get shot in the face?
 Quoting: BRIEF


In that case you'll give the inside of the helmet new shiny red paint job!
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In that case you'll give the inside of the helmet new shiny red paint job!
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Surely soldiers have glasses to see.
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02/17/2011 01:42 PM
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Defense jobs will be all thats left soon. Quit picking on the last American industry.
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02/17/2011 01:45 PM
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Even if it could stop a high caliber rifle bullet, that soldier is going down probably permanently brain damaged. It would be the equivalent to getting hit in the head with a sledgehammer at full force, the brain would slam against the skull wall and bad things would happen as a result.
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Re: New soldier helmet can stop RIFLE bullets!!
Cool, what about the rest of the head and body?
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AHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol!!!!!!!!
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LOL...the cement helmet?
 Quoting: BRIEF


From the article --> "It is lighter and stronger than the Kevlar used in the ACH and earlier PASGT and, it turned out, provided much better protection as well."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 542755


yeah 3-4 lbs I read it...I was just joking with AC...so that's great, but what happens if you get shot in the face?
 Quoting: BRIEF


In that case you'll give the inside of the helmet new shiny red paint job!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 542755


Guess that's why they call them brain buckets, eh?
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Heterosexual pride!

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