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Date: 05/10/06 02:15 AM

46 Responses to Soldiers Complain Armored Suits Make Them Look Goofy

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2006 at 9:25 pm
    Link: Soldiers Complain Armored Suits Make Them Look Goofy - I guess they are more concerned about looking cool than staying alive?
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    mysticrose Female 40-49
    395 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 2:22 am
    Heck . i wouldnt mind looking goofy .. at least id have a better chance of surviving an attack ...
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2006 at 2:25 am
    do coffins make people look goofey?
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    dazzyl Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 2:30 am
    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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    jealousblues Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 2:31 am
    hahaha,

    I mean they do look gay.

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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    May 10, 2006 at 2:38 am
    I don`t know if it means that they actually complained, or if it`s just an offhand comment.
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    jealousblues Male 18-29
    213 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 2:46 am
    the other comment was better.

    DELETER WHORE!!! it back Bhaz

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 2:59 am
    Better safe than bullet lodged in your cranial cavity, I always say.

    Better, jealous?

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    jealousblues Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:04 am
    si!
  10. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:06 am
    lol.
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:16 am
    After watching black hawk down yesterday i say good idea.
  12. Profile photo of jealousblues
    jealousblues Male 18-29
    213 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 3:19 am
    it looks like a bear suit
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    sugarfreee Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:54 am
    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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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:56 am
    They look like beekeepers or the Michelin Man`s bastard spawn
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    sugarfreee Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 3:58 am
    "...Michelin Man`s bastard spawn"

    LOL

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2958 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 4:06 am
    lmao @ lolakitty
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 4:12 am
    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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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
    2144 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 4:27 am
    ^ Idiot. Nearly All Americans Are Targetted Over There By Terrorists.
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    tourettes Male 18-29
    957 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 6:24 am
    These suits are the wave of the future! They are only missing sophisticated weapons systems. And electromagnetic shields.
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    coe Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 6:32 am
    He looks like the robot from lost in time
    the old version
  21. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 7:51 am
    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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    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 8:04 am
    I dont care if they look goofy, but that coolant system needs to be fixed.
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    RockRhapsody Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2006 at 8:48 am
    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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    YevraHNairB Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 9:30 am
    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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    GrereX1 Male 13-17
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    May 10, 2006 at 12:23 pm
    HAHAHAH GOOFY
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    shellbullet Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 12:51 pm
    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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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 4:02 pm
    Looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy.
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 4:03 pm
    On a related note, maybe they can start calling American soldiers doughboys again.
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    RakuOnna Female 18-29
    20 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 4:38 pm
    Looks like the government`s attempt at a Stil-suit
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    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 4:39 pm
    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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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 5:40 pm
    "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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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 6:22 pm
    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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    beanboy Male 13-17
    321 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 6:33 pm
    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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    natakalt Female 18-29
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    May 10, 2006 at 8:15 pm
    lol, if you fall out of the car, you rebounce
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    joolia Female 13-17
    272 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 9:00 pm
    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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    handle_taken Male 13-17
    48 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 10:15 pm
    Agreed. The headline was rather misleading.

    I can`t believe this counts as news though.

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    PersonTwo Male 13-17
    14 posts
    May 10, 2006 at 11:54 pm
    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.
  38. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 2:53 am
    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.

  39. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 2:59 am
    Here`s the plane that didn`t win. . .


    Yep. Looks like poo.

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    xDefilerx Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 5:59 pm
    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.

  41. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 6:09 pm
    ARMY SHOULD MAKE BADASS ARMOR LIKE THE STARCRAFT BATTLE ARMOR FOR MARINES AND FIREBAT...
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 6:37 pm
    HALO ARMOR IS ALSO BADASS, WELL ANY TYPE OF GAME ARMOR
  43. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    May 11, 2006 at 8:52 pm
    whoa there tiger, turn off the caps lock. and maybe the computer.
  44. Profile photo of Ragdrazi
    Ragdrazi Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 12, 2006 at 12:09 am
    "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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    angusware Male 60-69
    163 posts
    June 17, 2006 at 3:15 am
    they can go to hell ( or Iraq)
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    gingerpride Male 18-29
    26 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    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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