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    Default New Italian body armor.



    wow, it neutralizes almost all impact energy

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    More details ?

    thnx..

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    It's a B-MAX Italia armour

    [*******#333333][FONT=arial]The new technology has been developed through CIT , which is a company founded in 1990, leader in the design and production of automatic warehouse and robotics.The company is owned by Mr. Cosimo CIOFFI who invented in 2002 an innovative composite material ( alloys and polymer) suitable to protect from fire-arms' bullets and edged weapons. Since 2003 till 2007 the innovative composite material was extensively tested. Panels (size 300 mm x 250 mm) went through ballistic trials performed at Italian MoD test ranges to prove capabilities and performance. These tests demonstrated the excellent performance of the composite material superior to those of other third parties' panels already in service. The composite material is currently under patent registration. We decided, in order to give more prosperity and future to the new technology, to partner with an organization which includes more than 8 companies, spread over around the world, all dealing with defence activities from more than 50 years. For this purpose and together with Stefano Maccagnani, owner of the just mentioned organization, we created a Newco named B-MAX which will develop the business related to body armor and all the future applications.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Looks convincing but so was Dragon Skin. Let's see if it finally makes it to the market in near future.

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    Damn, that ballistics plate is huge...
    It looks heavy. Does anyone know how much it weighs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impartial Bias View Post
    Damn, that ballistics plate is huge...
    It looks heavy. Does anyone know how much it weighs?
    This. Also for those of us that aren't up to date with body armour, is it much thicker then current ones being used by troops on deployment? Looks heavy and bulky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impartial Bias View Post
    Damn, that ballistics plate is huge...
    It looks heavy. Does anyone know how much it weighs?
    If you want to nullify totally the energy a thick plate make sense, on Italian newspaper they say it's a mix of both plastic polymer and metal alloy aimed a pretty much shredding the bullet instead of just stopping it.
    Much like a sandbag does it.

    Doesn't have to be heavy.
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    Does it matter if its heavy? IF it works, then you can make medieval armor out of it and send soldiers into melee combat with 2 handed swords. Imagine how taliban would react after seeing Crusaders marching at them and they weapons are being useless agaisnt them.

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    That Plate is good, taking Hits at point blank range is a good achievement..

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    Weight effect mobility, A man may have to run 20km straight with fully armed Rifle and with 30X4 rounds and Bag behind with addition the Body Armour, the lighter the better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunal Biswas View Post
    That Plate is good, taking Hits at point blank range is a good achievement..
    Exactly. A little bulk isn't bad if you can clear a room taking shots in the chest like that without being phased.

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    The guy in the vest surely has faith in it
    That said, the impact-neutralizing area of the vest seems to be the breastplate only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    The guy in the vest surely has faith in it
    That said, the impact-neutralizing area of the vest seems to be the breastplate only.
    That's still insane

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    I can see SWAT or CT guys putting this thing on for some room to room but not a soldier.

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    This is one of the most idiotic and dangerous things I've seen in a long time, reckless...good at proving the point though.

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    Would be nice if they can make different shapes and sizes while keeping the effectiveness for protection in different areas of the body.

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