Soldiers Complain Armored Suits Make Them Look Goofy

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/05/09/wus09.xmla--ssSheet=/news/2006/05/09/ixnewsnew.html

I guess they are more concerned about looking cool than staying alive?
There are 46 comments:
Male 26
its not for use outside of a humvee retards. the marines should be the ones getting this poo. all we get is hand me downs from the army. f u c k i n g p u ssies
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Male 163
they can go to hell ( or Iraq)
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Male 490
"You want to know what looks goofy?"

What?

"Wearing a towel wrapped around your head."

Oh no he didn`t!

yep. very funny. :-?

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Male 730
whoa there tiger, turn off the caps lock. and maybe the computer.
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Male 2,781
HALO ARMOR IS ALSO BADASS, WELL ANY TYPE OF GAME ARMOR
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Male 2,781
ARMY SHOULD MAKE BADASS ARMOR LIKE THE STARCRAFT BATTLE ARMOR FOR MARINES AND FIREBAT...
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Male 66
Haha! That plane looks retarded!

On a side note, I instantly know this was either a joke or some retard skewing words (that is something the media does best). You want to know what looks goofy? Wearing a towel wrapped around your head.

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Male 490
Here`s the plane that didn`t win. . .


Yep. Looks like poo.

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Male 490
Actually, the military isn`t above worrying about LCF (look cool factor). Generals tend to believe that when something looks right, it functions right. You look at the test trials for the Joint Strike Fighter. They need a new jet with vertical take off and landing capabilities to replace the dangerous, yet cool looking, Harrier jump jet. So they had Boeing and Lockheed Martin compete for it. Boeing came up with a model that, while looking like poo, functioned great. Lockheed Martin came up with a model that looked just like the Harrier… and had all the same problems as the Harrier.

They went with Lockheed Martin.

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Male 14
When soldiers complain about something being goofy, he`s talking about movement, not looks. Looking cool isn`t the military`s top concern; they need to be able to move. Big armor doesn`t help that. Depending on the soldier`s position, it`s no wonder they`d take a kevlar vest and helmet over that huge thing. Something being "goofy" is just as able to kill them as armor being too light is.
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Male 48
Agreed. The headline was rather misleading.

I can`t believe this counts as news though.

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Female 272
i think that was just something they said not-seriously. they kept talking about how the soldiers were COMPLAINING about how it made them look goofy, but in the end they admitted that they were really complaining about how it`s hard to feel safe in that when you`re in a non-explosive situation.
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Female 1,697
lol, if you fall out of the car, you rebounce
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Male 321
Yeah, makes such a better camo than the old suit, and it REALLy looks like you can move around in there...yeeeeeaaah...
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Male 2,486
That`s like saying "I`d rather be shot point blank with a rifle more than a paintball gun, cause` i`d bleed cooler and faster!"
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Female 2,074
"One soldier`s visor stopped a piece of shrapnel that hit dead centre," he said. "If he had not had that suit on, the effects could have been catastrophic."

It just may lower the rising numbers of death in our soldiers over there...

Looking cool was never -that- worth it.

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Female 879
Well, they are goofy, and they cant be easy to crawl around in the desert wearing. I mean, come on, could you imagine trying to be stealthy with that on, or quick....
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Female 20
Looks like the government`s attempt at a Stil-suit
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Male 1,407
On a related note, maybe they can start calling American soldiers doughboys again.
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Male 1,407
Looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy.
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Male 152
yea, that suite of armor is about as subtle as an elephant in the city, they might as well tote around giant SHOOT ME signs
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Male 919
HAHAHAH GOOFY
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Male 579
Better safe than sorry, but like they said if they get in a small arms combat then their movement would be hindered, guess they still have some kinks to work out.
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Male 14
I think they look pretty sweet. I would wear that to school. But... It might impair your vision and restrict movement, but I would guess that the majority of casualties don`t occur when Humvee gunners are shot out of the top in exchanges of fire, so you probably need more protection from the bombs anyway. Humvees are so futile. Poorly protected with low firepower. This is why the British invented tanks.
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Male 1,115
I dont care if they look goofy, but that coolant system needs to be fixed.
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Male 577
I don`t know abou the suits. The guy at the end didn`t even mention them looking goofy. He said that they only help when you get a bomb thrown at you. He said that since it`s so hard to move, if your jeep overturns or you`re being shot at, you just have to sit there and hope for the best.
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Male 10
He looks like the robot from lost in time
the old version
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Male 957
These suits are the wave of the future! They are only missing sophisticated weapons systems. And electromagnetic shields.
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Female 2,144
^ Idiot. Nearly All Americans Are Targetted Over There By Terrorists.
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Male 2,586
You know... if i were a terrorist... I`d be shooting the crap outta that guy just to see how good the suit is!

I mean come on! - who do bullies pick on at school- the funny looking people! - The less you`re noticed, the less of a target you`ll be

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Male 2,958
lmao @ lolakitty
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Female 173
"...Michelin Man`s bastard spawn"

LOL

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Female 1,972
They look like beekeepers or the Michelin Man`s bastard spawn
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Female 173
dorks...make love not war


well, i guess they`ll have to make use of those suits somewhere in the middle east

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Male 213
it looks like a bear suit
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Male 1,152
After watching black hawk down yesterday i say good idea.
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Male 2,958
lol.
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Male 213
si!
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Male 2,958
Better safe than bullet lodged in your cranial cavity, I always say.

Better, jealous?

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Male 213
the other comment was better.

DELETER WHORE!!! it back Bhaz

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Male 1,265
I don`t know if it means that they actually complained, or if it`s just an offhand comment.
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Male 213
hahaha,

I mean they do look gay.

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Female 67
how the heck do you move in that? it looks like a fatsuit, and i`d still pick that over nothing any day.
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Male 1,385
do coffins make people look goofey?
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Female 395
Heck . i wouldnt mind looking goofy .. at least id have a better chance of surviving an attack ...
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Male 10,115
Link: Soldiers Complain Armored Suits Make Them Look Goofy [Rate Link] - I guess they are more concerned about looking cool than staying alive?
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