Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.

Dfangsaur

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I'm pretty sure those guys have groin protectors as part of their body armour. Peacekeepers who went to South Sudan also wore groin protectors. But indeed most groin protectors are mainly soft armour equivalent Level IIIA. Whilst unlikely to be able to fully stop anything more than a powerful pistol cartridge, it should provide protection against shrapnel, ricochet, bullet spalling, blunt impact and maybe even FMJs that have lost plenty of velocity and not at an ideal angle.
And if you couple a groin protector panel with blast pants, you might just be OK but either way you won't be in any condition to fight, let alone stand up after a hit. (popped balls) :oops:

China makes pretty good level IV for very good price! For police units, I imagine they can probably afford it. Checkout militech
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, just one glimpse into the Chinese body armor industry. $85 for level IV is very reasonable, probably even cheaper if purchased domestically.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
The problem with a dual protection system is that is places mobility limitations on the wearer. IE the Wedgie

Go on keep laughing...


Are you done yet?


Okay now seriously.
The locations of the straps and form limit the ability to move the legs and torso. This is a major limitation for movement across any distance.
It's always that fight of how much protection vs how much mobility.
The structure needed to protect around the lower torso has to protect more than just the genitalia also critical is the femoral artery that is absolutely critical protection as well.
The problem is that if you add hard plate you inhibit motion. Soft plate is lighter and more flexible but reduced protection.
 

Dfangsaur

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The problem with a dual protection system is that is places mobility limitations on the wearer. IE the Wedgie

Go on keep laughing...


Are you done yet?


Okay now seriously.
The locations of the straps and form limit the ability to move the legs and torso. This is a major limitation for movement across any distance.
It's always that fight of how much protection vs how much mobility.
The structure needed to protect around the lower torso has to protect more than just the genitalia also critical is the femoral artery that is absolutely critical protection as well.
The problem is that if you add hard plate you inhibit motion. Soft plate is lighter and more flexible but reduced protection.
I thought it’s literally just draped over the crotch
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Not with a proper system. Besides that would still make it very uncomfortable and offer no real protection against blasts or impacts as in a blast it would be blown out of the way in a impact it would well a kick in the balls.
 

Broccoli

Junior Member


And the whole set they wear. Some troops who participated competition abroad were also issued these. I believe CASP is the manufacturer.

Urumqi police looking like they mean business. Definitely have their level 3/4s in the vest

Gui yang swat with multi-cam and the clothe cover over their FAST helmets


Macau police in hazard suits
Manufacturing materials used in Hong Kong garrison gear looks much lower quality when compared to equipment used by those other forces. I have handled all sort of equipment in my current job and HK garrison equipment looks like the cheap camping gear.
 

Dfangsaur

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Manufacturing materials used in Hong Kong garrison gear looks much lower quality when compared to equipment used by those other forces. I have handled all sort of equipment in my current job and HK garrison equipment looks like the cheap camping gear.
How can you tell from the look of it? I'm just pretty curious what features make you think that.
 

Broccoli

Junior Member
How can you tell from the look of it? I'm just pretty curious what features make you think that.
Just by looking at it's "shine" and fabric rigidness, etc. Of course I can't be 100% sure (more like 95%) but compared to other stuff it looks very cheap airsofting equipment.
 
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