New Armor for Turret Gunners

Here’s the new armor for turret gunners in Humvees: 

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The troops don’t care much for it because they probably feel like this kid….


The suit has proven effective, having saved three lives from IED’s to date. The army should fix the movement problems, the cooling system, and they could do something for the aesthetics. Some flame patches and masks like hockey goalies wear would probably make this much better appreciated by the soldiers required to wear it. If they talked to the guys at Warhammer 40k they would come up with some better designs. (tongue firmly in cheek, and kudos to the brave folks who are out there doing their best for all of us.)


Thanks and hat tip to Clarice Feldman at American Thinker.