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    A REAL Ironman suit?

    I saw this article...and after just seeing the Ironman movie....it seemed a little too similar. Could this work? What do you think?

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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    It's not NEARLY as cool as this guy.

    Maybe if they combine the robot exoskeleton with the jet wings...

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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    I can't imagine this being used as a combat weapon - too many parts that could break.

    Maybe if they could put a mask on it to look like GWB, then we could scare people away.
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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop
    I can't imagine this being used as a combat weapon - too many parts that could break.

    Maybe if they could put a mask on it to look like GWB, then we could scare people away.
    Or perhaps if it could harness the tension of the strained Bush jokes constantly being made...
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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    There's plenty of stuff the military uses with parts that can break. The question is does it have an infantry application? Can a soldier run in it? Dive for cover? Slog through sand and mud? Camoflage it? What's the advantage of wearing it? We already have man-portable weapons that can devistate an enemy. Mounting bigger guns on it just makes it look like a target to me.

    No... I think the main application for something like that is for labor, not combat. Being able to quickly move gear too heavy for a person to lift without having to get trucks or small cranes involved is a very useful idea.

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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhavric
    There's plenty of stuff the military uses with parts that can break. The question is does it have an infantry application? Can a soldier run in it? Dive for cover? Slog through sand and mud? Camoflage it? What's the advantage of wearing it? We already have man-portable weapons that can devistate an enemy. Mounting bigger guns on it just makes it look like a target to me.

    No... I think the main application for something like that is for labor, not combat. Being able to quickly move gear too heavy for a person to lift without having to get trucks or small cranes involved is a very useful idea.
    ...what about "stuff" that makes running, diving for cover, slogging through sand and mud, and camouflage irrelevant?
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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    The military had something like that in development a few years back. It was basically an exoskeleton (I believe that is the term) that you wore like a suit.

    This suit would allow you to lift a great deal of weight without so much as putting a strain on your body.

    I am not 100% sure if this is the "perfected" version of that suit though.
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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    With the Land Warrior system we are definitely headed in this direction. If you ever look at the amount of equipment that had to be worn for that system you realize that its not that far away when we start making an actual suit.

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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    Quote Originally Posted by chadn737 View Post
    With the Land Warrior system we are definitely headed in this direction. If you ever look at the amount of equipment that had to be worn for that system you realize that its not that far away when we start making an actual suit.
    Yeah, I remember watching it on the History Channel.

    It is a neat idea, but like any electronic it needs to be made smaller and have longer battery life.

    Last time I checked the battery was the main issue on the Land Warrior system.
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    Re: A REAL Ironman suit?

    well... my computer won't let me open up the links up there so i have no idea...

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