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Old 04-25-2009, 02:00 PM
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I guess if it had been the old helmet then he would have been dead..
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:43 AM
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I guess if it had been the old helmet then he would have been dead..
He'd be lucky to have a head at all in the old helmut.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:30 PM
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interesting stuff. we tend to have thease basic helmets in use.
they are fine against anything moving at more or less 600 meters per sec.
but your usual 7.62x39mm usually travels at more than 700 meters per sec.
and the quality rounds a bit more than that.

its more than likely that this man was saved by the fact that the bullets were hand made by some kids
at some pakistan boarder market.

nice helmet.

if that round would have been FDF issue, it probably would have gone through.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:06 AM
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interesting stuff. we tend to have thease basic helmets in use.
they are fine against anything moving at more or less 600 meters per sec.
but your usual 7.62x39mm usually travels at more than 700 meters per sec.
and the quality rounds a bit more than that.

its more than likely that this man was saved by the fact that the bullets were hand made by some kids
at some pakistan boarder market.

nice helmet.

if that round would have been FDF issue, it probably would have gone through.
Either way its a miracle he's not dead
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:44 PM
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Either way its a miracle he's not dead
agreed.. if you take a look at he's helmet, the impact point is not that far from he's face.

lucky.
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:37 AM
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By Chris Irvine
Last Updated: 1:02AM BST 09 May 2009

The Army is expected to reach full strength in two years' time as the recession is prompting increasing numbers to enrol.

Recruitment is up by 14 per cent in the six months to March 31 compared with the same period a year ago, putting it in its strongest position for a generation.
It is expected to reach its full strength figure of 101,790 by 2011 after years of it struggling to attract new recruits.
Figures also showed the number of people leaving the Army in 2008 dropped by 8.3 per cent year on year.
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Meldon, who heads recruitment in London, said: "all of a sudden in January all of these people started to come into the offices. We noticed about a 20-25 per cent increase over the same week the previous year. That was probably down to people not having the opportunities out their in the economy."
Other reasons behind the rising numbers include internet-savvy and television campaigns, as well as a softening of public opinion following the Iraq war.
The Ministry of Defence played down the idea the recession was contributing to a rise in numbers.
Kevan Jones, Defence Minister said: "Although we have heard anecdotal evidence to suggest that interest in Armed forces careers has increased, it is much too early to say at this stage whether the current economic climate is having any effect on Armed Forces recruitment or retention."
Figures from February showed that the UK Armed Forces were currently at 97.2 per cent of their full time trained strength requirement, up from 96.8 per cent the previous quarter.
Overall, 21,670 new recruits joined the Armed Forces in 2008, an increase of 7.1 per cent.
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The Iraq war has f-ck all to do with it. Its the recession!
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I guess if it had been the old helmet then he would have been dead..
Yep..he wouldnt have felt a thing...the old helmet was like putting a frying pan on your head...thats all it was good for in N.Africa frying eggs in
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Yep..he wouldnt have felt a thing...the old helmet was like putting a frying pan on your head...thats all it was good for in N.Africa frying eggs in
I think it has just as much to do with luck. No helmet is designed to stop a full metal jacketed round. You're right in saying that the old helmet would have been worse as the new one is a ballistic helmet, but still...
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The Iraq war has f-ck all to do with it. Its the recession!
Recruitment is ment to be better this year aswell....What the Iraq has anything to do with it is beyond me.Armed forces numbers went through the roof during the last recession.

If people base their disistion(alone) for joining on the wars we are fighting....its better if they dont bother
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