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04-18-11 05:29 PM
Doelago Awesome! Just awesome!
04-18-11 05:10 PM
Originally Posted by Doelago View Post
Pretty god damn amazing! +rep
Like the Servitors said "As you wish so shall it be done" :D

Silly face :D

One of my favourite photos
04-18-11 04:53 PM
Doelago Pretty god damn amazing! +rep
04-18-11 04:37 PM
el_gringo_dado So much work so little time...

07-09-10 10:16 AM
Grins1878 I remember reading an article somewhere ages ago that the US Military were working on something similar, so troops could do more without using as much energy (carrying more weight over longer distances without tiring the soldier as much).

The only thing I've found in a brief search was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeleton which is on wiki which I wanted to avoid. There was one on the bbc news site an age ago. Pretty impressive stuff though.

Think they need to make something to stop the larger round though, when a foot slogger becomes immune to .50 cal fire I think they'll be well on their way to Power Armour :-)

woop, here's the bbc one, 2001 :-)
07-02-10 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by Ravingbantha View Post
I'm interested in seeing just how viable the suits of armor really are as far as mobility goes. SM armor has always seemed far to bulky to be useable, expecially in CC.
If you mean in a real world application I would think it something similar to a Terran Marine suit. From what I understand the suit has motors and such to assist in movement. The Japanese are working on it, Im sure they have been working on it for the past 300 years, as we speak. About CC, I would think of it as someone wielding a 2h weapon even if its a 1h weapon. Your movements might be slower and not as graceful as if you were unarmoured but you are protected vs the other guys cc weapon and if you hit you are probably putting 100-300kg of force behind the blow. I guess you could compare it to having 100-300kg on a benchpress with a sharp pole then have someone drop it on you. Might not be a fast hit but when you hit you destroy the target. Technically you could probably just grab the target and squish them but with slow moment you need a weapon to get a bit more reach. Just my thoughts on the subject...

They claim they are developing them to help people with movement problems, weak muscles etc. There are some that can take up to 50kg of weight on one arm already. Give it 10 more years and you will probably be able to lift 1 ton or two.
There are many applications for such a suit, you could lift a car that has tipped over to help the people trapped inside for instance. Road crews, hospitals, police and not to mention the military would be sectors interested in such tech.

Would be funny if the Japanese already had the tech perfected and a japanese reporter would be taken hostage in Iraq, japan sends 3 people to deal with it, all in power suits, and the wtf pwn the hostiles.
I guess in the future regular infantry will all be running around with miniguns, 50-100 cal machine guns/cannons strapped to their arms etc etc etc.

If anyone can do it the Japanese can :D
07-02-10 07:32 AM
Ravingbantha I'm interested in seeing just how viable the suits of armor really are as far as mobility goes. SM armor has always seemed far to bulky to be useable, expecially in CC.
06-26-10 08:01 AM
Horgh I'll be interested to see how the backpack will be attached to that.
06-24-10 10:24 PM
el_gringo_dado Little update.
New pics.
Let's just say, that we have two thing to do and we are ready for pianting.

Ok now, little explain. As you can see, we must finish shoulderplates and belts, as fro helmets we shall see.

Backpacks are not attached yet because we'd like to paint them first.

Shoulderplates looks strange but they are just hanging on the chest, we don't have holding yet. They'll be a little bit higher.
06-15-10 09:51 AM
Originally Posted by emporershand89 View Post
it looks quiet fragile is it sturdy at all???
I know that it may look weak on this pic, but believe me - it's not. Let's just say that my chestplate can handle multiply hits from training sword made of wood. Without even scratch.

Fiberglass can make it very very strong and resistant for every condition. It's also light so wearing it won't be a problem.

On the pics you can se old version of backpacks, they were heavy but strong. We decided to make them lighter, and covered with fiberglass they are even stronger now. We call them Superleggera and Scuderia ;)
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