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Progress changes traditions. Papal Guard dressed in helmets printed on 3D printer

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The Swiss Guard has changed the centuries-old tradition and refuses metal helmets, replacing them with plastic ones. The personal army of the Pope will put on the helmets printed on the 3D printer, reports "Warspot" with reference to The Telegraph newspaper


Progress changes traditions. Papal Guard dressed in helmets printed on 3D printer

Plastic helmet for papal guardsmen


According to the commander of the guards Christophe Graf, new helmets will be more comfortable, since the plastic is resistant to ultraviolet radiation.

The infantry cohort of the Swiss Pope's Holy Guard, (lat. Cohors pedestris Helvetiorum a sacra custodia Pontificis) or the Swiss Guard, is the Vatican armed forces, as well as one of the oldest armies in the world to the present, and the smallest army on the planet.

The Swiss Guard was formed in 1506 and since then has been wearing the coat of arms of Pope Julius II (1503 – 1513) on the helmet. The traditional coat of arms will remain on the new plastic helmets - outwardly they will be exact copies of their metal predecessors, but their weight is much less, and the price of production is twice lower.
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telegraph.co.uk
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    1. Grandfather Makar
      Grandfather Makar 8 May 2018 10: 29
      +5
      Quote: GradusHuK
      Violet on this news. sad

      Well, how to say, the main thing is that so far without horns .. Catholics love to declare crusades ..
    2. Basil50
      Basil50 8 May 2018 10: 30
      +4
      You are so vain.
      The story of attracting precisely the shvits to the pope is very interesting and instructive.
      Like the warriors, the bastards were so-so. The main quality that attracted the Vatican is the truly bestial cruelty of the twigs. Shvitsa betrayed popes and cheated, but they were always the only cruel animals.
      The popes in the Vatican were different in character and preferences, but they were united by a guard guarding the governor of God. Through the brutal cruelties of his guard, the papal throne seems to be equating itself with Peter on the gates of paradise, which seems to be an angel or whatever it is, adamant to bitterness, though he himself doesn’t cut anyone, he has hell for that.
      1. viktor001
        viktor001 8 May 2018 14: 56
        +2
        Well, yes cruelty, what do you want from the highlanders from your villages? and the times were still
        By the way, where does the infa about the canton's infantry infantry as a warrior? very good pehtur, besides with its specific guarantees of inviolability, at that time one of the best in Europe, the Bentley of the medieval troops, the popes hired them for the sake of prestige, at least a crowd of peasants can demonstrate cruelty.
  2. Smoked
    Smoked 8 May 2018 10: 17
    0
    It would be better if African-Americans joined the ranks. Retrograds are bloody!
    1. 210ox
      210ox 8 May 2018 10: 18
      +4
      What are you! In light of recent trends, transgender people will appear there faster ..
      Quote: Smoked
      It would be better if African-Americans joined the ranks. Retrograds are bloody!
      1. Dead duck
        Dead duck 8 May 2018 11: 10
        +4
        Quote: 210ox
        What are you! In light of recent trends, transgender people will appear there faster ..
        Quote: Smoked
        It would be better if African-Americans joined the ranks. Retrograds are bloody!

        Dmitriy hi
        They (the Vatican) already had quite doubtful moments ... right down to the woman under the robes.
        About the Middle Ages (with debauchery and poisoning, the same Borgia) can be read in open sources winked
        1. Ased
          Ased 8 May 2018 14: 18
          +2
          In recent years, Catholics have been struggling with pedophile priests.
          Judging by the media for a long time. They will not lead everyone in any way.
        2. 72jora72
          72jora72 9 May 2018 06: 30
          0
          They (the Vatican) had enough doubtful moments.
          Read biographies of medieval Popes, perverts, poisoners, pedophiles ,,,, continuous darkness.
          1. Dead duck
            Dead duck 9 May 2018 10: 53
            +3
            Quote: 72jora72
            They (the Vatican) had enough doubtful moments.
            Read biographies of medieval Popes, perverts, poisoners, pedophiles ,,,, continuous darkness.

            In the course of Seryoga is not a reader, but a writer wink
            They (the Vatican) already had quite doubtful moments ... right down to the woman under the robes.
            About the Middle Ages (with debauchery and poisoning, the same Borgia) can be read in open sources
  3. Topotun
    Topotun 8 May 2018 10: 18
    +6
    Strange, like steel helmets are even more resistant to ultraviolet ....
    1. Ased
      Ased 8 May 2018 11: 08
      0
      In a steel black helmet in the sun, standing is probably bad. Brains are boiling.
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 8 May 2018 13: 42
        +1
        But what about tradition?
      2. dzuar saubarag
        dzuar saubarag 8 May 2018 14: 13
        0
        Painted in a dark color generally kapets bask! Yes, and just steel identity is not a gift ... It is not for nothing that in the Holy Land the knights covered their helmets with a lambrequin
  4. mavrus
    mavrus 8 May 2018 10: 22
    +2
    With the APU or something they take an example, there are cuirasses of plywood, and boots made of cardboard ...
  5. Ased
    Ased 8 May 2018 10: 24
    +5
    We must also print halberds. Also plastic. For authenticity :)))
    1. Galleon
      Galleon 8 May 2018 11: 50
      0
      And also to sew the form on a 3D printer, starting with underwear.
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 8 May 2018 10: 29
    +3
    Papal Guard wearing helmets printed on an 3D printer

    Now, if you also print the guard ... wow! strength!!!
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck 8 May 2018 11: 11
      +4
      Quote: Masya Masya
      Papal Guard wearing helmets printed on an 3D printer

      Now, if you also print the guard ... wow! strength!!!

      It’s better to do it on Xerox. love
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 8 May 2018 11: 37
        +2
        Hello, Vitaliy! love
        Quote: Deadush
        It’s better to do it on Xerox.

        The young lady comes to the doctor:
        “I'm barren.”
        “All I can advise is to buy a copier.”
        - What does the copier have to do with it?
        “You just have no other choice.” Unless, of course, you really want to
        without fail to propagate something ... repeat
  7. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 8 May 2018 10: 34
    +5
    Well, at least they didn’t start turning newspapers, but paper helmets will be lighter than plastic ones ... By and large, let them do as they like, because the army, although it consists of specialists, is purely decorative, so any innovation is welcome, if only decorative View did not spoil their innovations.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 May 2018 10: 43
    +2
    But what about the possible irradiation of the guard by the Russians, followed by penetration into the Vatican? Yet metal is not plastic. And on the other hand, what's the difference on the heads of the "wedding guard."
    1. Ased
      Ased 8 May 2018 16: 39
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But what about the possible irradiation of the guard by the Russians, followed by penetration into the Vatican? Yet metal is not plastic. And on the other hand, what's the difference on the heads of the "wedding guard."


      Why do we need to get there?
  9. Altona
    Altona 8 May 2018 10: 56
    0
    I would go even further, which is a trifle, would give them helmets with VR, it would not be boring to stand guard. laughing laughing
  10. Dead duck
    Dead duck 8 May 2018 11: 13
    +3
    Interestingly, they tested them for “magnetization” and “pulling lightning” ?! what
    Yes, and metal has long been printed (industrial printers).
    Another thing is the price of the issue ...
  11. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 8 May 2018 11: 22
    0
    at the weekend there was a championship in historical combat HMBI, something there they were not marked lol get smaller.
  12. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya 8 May 2018 11: 29
    +1
    What kind of nonsense about aging steel due to ultraviolet radiation? In fact, anyone who has studied chemistry at school should understand that steel does not change its composition and does not react with solar radiation.
    1. dzuar saubarag
      dzuar saubarag 8 May 2018 14: 14
      0
      Well, she has a higher heat capacity - so it’ll just be hotter in steel
    2. Normal ok
      Normal ok 8 May 2018 14: 15
      +1
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      What kind of nonsense about aging steel due to ultraviolet radiation

      There is not a word about metal aging in the article. Anyway, I’m not sure of the accuracy of quoting this resource. There have been many punctures already. But you wore an iron helmet, in the summer, in the south? Plastic is not so thermally conductive, and therefore more comfortable. Yes, and easier than wearing a piece of iron on your head.
      1. Kot_Kuzya
        Kot_Kuzya 8 May 2018 14: 18
        0
        Then they would have switched to cork helmets.
        1. 72jora72
          72jora72 9 May 2018 06: 35
          +1
          Then they would have switched to cork helmets.
          or from papier-mâché laughing
  13. Micfoster
    Micfoster 8 May 2018 11: 32
    0
    Be sure to print? And injection molding is no longer in vogue?
    1. Dormidont
      Dormidont 8 May 2018 13: 30
      0
      Could order Kasli openwork iron castings
  14. Dormidont
    Dormidont 8 May 2018 13: 28
    0
    New Helmets - Old Content
  15. Normal ok
    Normal ok 8 May 2018 14: 11
    0
    Quote: Vasily50
    You are so vain.
    The story of attracting precisely the shvits to the pope is very interesting and instructive.
    Like the warriors, the bastards were so-so. The main quality that attracted the Vatican is the truly bestial cruelty of the twigs. Shvitsa betrayed popes and cheated, but they were always the only cruel animals.
    The popes in the Vatican were different in character and preferences, but they were united by a guard guarding the governor of God. Through the brutal cruelties of his guard, the papal throne seems to be equating itself with Peter on the gates of paradise, which seems to be an angel or whatever it is, adamant to bitterness, though he himself doesn’t cut anyone, he has hell for that.

    The source of information in the studio.
  16. Valerevich
    Valerevich 8 May 2018 14: 59
    0
    With the original afraid the neck will break?
  17. Bok tubres
    Bok tubres 8 May 2018 16: 36
    +1
    А holy scripture on a 3D printer, the Vatican has no plans to print?
    And there, look, if anything, you can new dad via Printer drive away! What should the cardinals strain?
    laughing
  18. Old warrior
    Old warrior 9 May 2018 09: 54
    0
    Rags and women ... winked
  19. would
    would 9 May 2018 10: 05
    0
    It’s not very clear where the change of tradition is. Helmets and characteristic costumes long ago have performed only a (ceremonial expression) ceremonial function. And no one is hiding this, no one is really going to wear these helmets and fight with such weapons. This is nothing more than an external attribute that will be completely repeated, but with the help of other materials more relevant to modern requirements. All the same, the steel is heavy and thermally conductive, unlike plastic.

    And “for business”, the Swiss have completely modern uniforms and weapons.