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    What do you think are the most likely prospects for armored police, or armored soldiers who are able to patrol and directly interact with local populations?

    There's the option of riding in an armored tank, but I don't think you can talk with allies or interview suspects very well from inside an enclosed tank. Maybe it's possible using a good enough sound system, but I think it would be kind of awkward.

    On the other side of the spectrum, American soldiers are currently deploying with some very impressive body armor, capable of stopping high velocity rounds from piercing their torso area. It's definitely impressive, though the person's limbs are still exposed.


    We've had a few threads about the possibility of Mech style robotic body armor. I believe it was mentioned that they wouldn't be very effective in battle because of the limitations of the form not contributing enough maneuverability to make up for having less armor. Or something like that. Also I don't know if local civilians would want to engage a person in a mech suit in conversation or not.....


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    but I don't think you can talk with allies or interview suspects very well from inside an enclosed tank.
    Exactly.

    Also I don't know if local civilians would want to engage a person in a mech suit in conversation or not.....
    I'd guess not in most cultures. Even in US culture, I'd scoff at a police officer if he said he was trying to help, or told me I was safe, while simultaneous dressed like robocop. While great in some situations, the body armor often put us at a tactical disadvantage, even the most fit of us couldn't hope to chase down a young punk carrying nothing more than an AK and a cellphone, and most of our standing orders didn't give us the flexibility to drop it. Many Soldiers did however, I almost always removed helmet and ballistic glasses when talking to elderly village leaders, sometimes dropped it all if inside one of their schools, meeting places etc (after establishing security with Iraqi or US forces). There' a time and a place for everything.


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    What if you are just wearing your vest, and the two soldiers behind you are in mech suits? Maybe the people could talk to you while your two friends secure the area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    What if you are just wearing your vest, and the two soldiers behind you are in mech suits? Maybe the people could talk to you while your two friends secure the area?
    I agree. It would be an update for how we often operated. If my "terp" and I would talking to a local leader, I was outside the truck, a bit lowered posture, but always being covered by one of my gunners holding and watch with a machine gun available, or when we were dismounted, we usually had a a pair of Apache gun ships nearby. Sometimes it worked well and you could tell after a tense moment they'd reflex and start to tell you intel, or about their problems (we need s bridge here...or can you kills pigs in that field over there?), other times they'd stay tense and not forget we could whip out half their village with a word, other times we'd be deliberately aggressive with the leaders knowing to save his face--- ("I had to talk to tell ... they could have killed us all).
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    Kind of like the famous Marine General who said " "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all."
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    My team's saying, borrowed from a Col Sanderson who was a mentor, was "Be polite, be professional and be prepared to kill." The alternative is out of control soldiers who treat populations with disrespect (e.g. tossing piss bottles at them out of their trucks), or doing more damage than necessary (e.g, mowing down an old women who probably didn't see the US truck trying to slow or stop her vehicle, or running over the family's only cow).
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    I am quite much agree with you on this thought, armored soldiers have this advantage to go with such kind of system, we can look on the resolutions to deal with such kind of issues, soldiers need proper armary before going for the war.

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    Why not just forge a new metal capable of being lightweight and can stop high velocity rounds? I was thinking of doing it recently for an experiment. A full body armor from head to toe with speaker for mic inside of the helmet (comms). I think it's still worth while doing if it could protect your whole body and stop high velocity rounds or at least make them ricochet off. Just don't be near them without the same armor on.
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