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Subject: CRISAT Protection Level
TRiple_C    12/9/2004 2:06:40 AM
What is the protection level of CRISTAT NATO body armor? Protection level is an American system and I can't find anything about CRISAT's protection level. It is a kevlar vest with titanium plate backing. I would guess it's lvl. III, but without any information my guess can be egreciously wrong.
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Bejean    Had never worn any armour b4....   12/9/2004 11:53:57 AM
Yeah, perharps also anyone with armour wearing experience like to share here also? I can't imagine myself carrying 50lbs of gear and having to wear something extra, especially in tropical jungle climate where we operates.
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TRiple_C    RE:Had never worn any armour b4....   12/11/2004 10:13:54 PM
Regardless, every combat infantry in Iraq is wearing interceptor vests (protection level IV)everyday. It gets to 100F in Bagdad. Wearing your body armor in hot weather is a just a part of military discipline, like holding a position under fire.
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Bejean    Any good links on body armours?   12/12/2004 2:30:24 PM
Hi again, i am new on this armour thing so are there any good bit of info on the net for this? Btw how does this new US Interceptor Lvl 4 holds up against small arms?
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inford2    RE:Had never worn any armour b4....   12/12/2004 5:51:24 PM
having some experience with the flak vests, i can't imagine that the interceptor is too tough on troops. The main thing is just staying hydrated, as the vests don't allow any heat to escape. Aside from that, the total interceptor package (vest and inserts) only weighs about 17 pounds, while the flak vest weighs 25 pounds. The more you wear wear the more you get accustomed to it. When i finally took my flak vest off after a few weeks, i "missed" the extra weight. The other thing you have to consider in iraq, at least from what i've seen, is that these aren't patrols with full kit, they tend to be going out with the LCE/LCV and weapon, and vest. I'd imagine that during the initial stages when they were wearing full kit it was pretty bad. But that's just my .02.
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TRiple_C    RE:Had never worn any armour b4....   12/12/2004 11:46:33 PM
Besides, there are camel packs for water, for those fortunate enough to be thus equipped hydration should not be a problem.
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Kozzy    RE:Had never worn any armour b4....   12/14/2004 5:20:10 PM
Interceptor vests can stop 7.62x54 ball right? They are developing some weird micro air conditing system to wear under personal armor. Soldiers already wear underarmor to remove the sweat from their bodies too.
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Bejean    FAO : Kozzy   12/15/2004 8:56:00 AM
That would be a very nice piece then. Considering 7.62mm goes thru trees and concrete.
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