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

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Likely availability. It takes time to produce enough of everything. When you try and match up PPE to uniforms you might end up with more woodland PPE than uniforms in a set pattern. There are three ways to get around this.
1 Reversible cover. One side is woodland the other desert.
2 Universal camo where in the PPE is in a pattern that works okay with the rest of the kit. Of course if that pattern works okay across the board then why not issue it as uniform?
3 Universal color. Like how the USMC issues Coyote vests and packs.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Interesting to a point but not really anything new. They focused so much on the Exotic pistol and revolver magnums that they missed the Rifle caliber rounds they should have shot into it.
The PASGT helmet from the late 70s early 80s was known to take most pistol caliber rounds already. Current ACH and the like sit in that class to this day easily defeating 9mm FMJ just as that helmet did. Even with a slip under the cover. The question has been rifle rounds. The PLA has claimed there’s stops 5.56, 5.45 and 7.62x39mm. Such a claim is not made for the standard PASGT, ACH class. In their case the makers offer a additional appliqué that will bring the helmet to that level.
 

AZaz09dude

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Interesting to a point but not really anything new. They focused so much on the Exotic pistol and revolver magnums that they missed the Rifle caliber rounds they should have shot into it.
The PASGT helmet from the late 70s early 80s was known to take most pistol caliber rounds already. Current ACH and the like sit in that class to this day easily defeating 9mm FMJ just as that helmet did. Even with a slip under the cover. The question has been rifle rounds. The PLA has claimed there’s stops 5.56, 5.45 and 7.62x39mm. Such a claim is not made for the standard PASGT, ACH class. In their case the makers offer a additional appliqué that will bring the helmet to that level.
QGF03 in the video is only slightly more capable than a PASGT. Pretty much any common rifle round is going to zip right through it, especially at that close of a range.
 

Josh Luo

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QGF03 in the video is only slightly more capable than a PASGT. Pretty much any common rifle round is going to zip right through it, especially at that close of a range.
QGF03 is almost the Chinese equivalent to PASGT, which was known to be easily penetrated by 7.62x25 Tokarev rounds, not to mention rifle rounds. I wonder wonder what happens if fires a .30-06 M2 ball (from an M1 Garand) against a Type 15 FAST helmet (or the NATO equivalent, or both).
 

AZaz09dude

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QGF03 is almost the Chinese equivalent to PASGT, which was known to be easily penetrated by 7.62x25 Tokarev rounds, not to mention rifle rounds. I wonder wonder what happens if fires a .30-06 M2 ball (from an M1 Garand) against a Type 15 FAST helmet (or the NATO equivalent, or both).
ACH or QGF11/W15 would probably need a glancing hit or a couple hundred meters distance to provide enough protection from something like M2 ball to matter.

ECH might have somewhat of a chance, but blunt force would still cause a lot of problems
 
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