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Our modern defense has come a long way (20 photos with a few comments)

Our modern defense has come a long way (20 photos with a few comments)

Underwear protection has come a long way and, finally, has become what now protects our military and peace officers. It was a long process, full of trial and serious mistakes.

Let's look at some experimental 20 century body protection systems.

Future GI. It can be assumed that this prototype of the 1959 model of the year was perceived by contemporaries as a kind of modern technology, to which the aliens still had a hand.

Numerous experiments were conducted by the British in order to create protection for the face. One of the first protective masks was invented by John Berkeley from Newcastle. (top right) This is just a steel plate that was installed under the visor of a soldier's cap with vertical and transverse incisions in front of each eye. This design is one of many that have not left the experimental stage.

New-fashioned military helmets of world war. Bashford Dean's 1920 book, Helmets and Underwear Protection in Modern Warfare, describes many experimental helmets.

French protective suit, trench warfare 1915 of the year. It is unclear when and how long this defense lasted in the army, but Mr. Iron Man, who put a bulletproof semi-cylinder on his head, seems to be feeling quite comfortable.

Protection for cops in the 20 century. (top left) Police Officer, Philadelphia, 1959 year. Looks a little awkward.

This plastic suit, weighing more than 25 kg, was tested in Detroit in 1958 year. Notice the lights for night patrols.

This flap of the 1938 sample of the year looks rather small.

World War I, a radiologist, about 1918 a year. There is no certainty how functional this is, but it would be worth checking these guys on the lists of the missing.

Body worn by Dr. Brewster.
At the beginning of the 20 century, Dr. Brewster from New Jersey was at the forefront of amusing underwear protection. Perhaps his most famous costume was this bulletproof costume, which rewarded the owner of the appearance of the Tinman. Tests of this unusual costume were noted in newspaper articles, such as this:

In April, 1917, at Picatinny Arsenal, experiments were conducted with this protective suit, during which Brewster stood in front of the machine gun of the Lewis system and was hit by several bullets flying at full speed (approximately 800 m / s). His protective suit at the same time weighed about 16 kg. It is interesting to note that the owner did not give clear signs that he was hurt by the significant blows to which he was subjected. He stated that it was “only one-tenth of the force of the blow that he experienced when he was hit with a hammer.”

The experiments of Dr. Brewster with underbody protection did not stop on the battlefield. In 1913, he advertised this box-like armor in the San Francisco Coll newspaper, introducing to the readers the delightful spectacle of his post-apocalyptic outfit.

The last exoskeleton of Ned Callie. After another robbery, the famous Australian robber Ned Kelly Ned Kelly (1855 – 1880) and his gang, surrounded by police at the hotel, left at the peak of fame. How? When Callie and his accomplices fired at them, they donned homemade supervillains costumes.

Some gangsters put on protection made from plow parts, and Ned was protected by a cylindrical cap, plates on his chest and back, and an apron weighing about 41 kg. Little sleep and a lot of alcohol had an impact on their sanity and, although the defense restricted their movement, including when handling weapons, protective outfits gave them a false sense of invulnerability.

Callie was injured, a bullet hit him in the leg. Despite numerous appeals to postpone, Callie was hanged in Melbourne prison on November 11. He met his end without fear. His last words were: “Okay, that was how it should have happened,” and another option: “Such is life.”

Vest samuel

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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 19 November 2015 07: 14
    What did not invent in the endless wars of mankind .....

    Here is a rare photo:
    1. KSLip
      KSLip 19 November 2015 16: 35
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Here is a rare photo:

      gloomy teutonic mind ....
      1. Assistant
        Assistant 20 November 2015 03: 53
        gloomy teutonic mind ...

        The search engines dug up the worst Soviet copies:
  2. McLuha-MacLeod
    McLuha-MacLeod 19 November 2015 07: 48
    Forgot to remind about ours
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 19 November 2015 08: 09
      Very cute!
    2. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 19 November 2015 08: 36
      This is a photo of a sapper-assault battalion. These fighters were specially trained and armed before the offensive in East Prussia.
      1. Proud.
        Proud. 20 November 2015 10: 55
        SISBRs appeared in the spring of 1943.
    3. Good me
      Good me 19 November 2015 13: 40
      Quote: McLooka-MacLeod
      Forgot to remind about ours

      According to the characteristics that corresponded to the level of development of materials and technologies of the WWII period, our armored protection of an infantryman, including a helmet, in all respects, was the BEST IN THE WORLD.

      There were indirect references in the literature to the presence of bulletproof vests on the crews of the American B-17 bombers, but that, quite another ...
    4. Berthan
      Berthan 29 January 2016 23: 22
      It is strange that there is absolutely no mention of the use of any analogues in the Wehrmacht. Neither copies, nor own developments ...
  3. Homo
    Homo 19 November 2015 08: 29
    Why is it written: "Our modern defense has come a long way (20 photos with small comments)"?
    Who is the author and why is ours? What does this have to do with us? Or is the author "man of the world"?
  4. GRAY
    GRAY 19 November 2015 08: 42
    Not quite a topic, but also, in its own way, interesting photos:

    1. PAM
      PAM 19 November 2015 16: 42
      with trousers, it's garbage (a consumable, if you make it stronger (not to be killed), you will "cook"), but the boot is a complete mess (it's good that I didn't buy them in due time laughing )
  5. lunoxod
    lunoxod 19 November 2015 09: 02
    Apparently, Nata does not have needles with threads.
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 19 November 2015 10: 20
      Quote: lunoxod
      Apparently, Nata does not have needles with threads.

      Photos from Afghanistan, one of the Pentagon's contractors, TenCate, brought a new uniform to the warring army - everything in it was "fine": the seams, the fabric, and the fittings.
      As a result, after a couple of weeks, invincible American soldiers began to sparkle with their bare thighs. American power-saw bench in action smile - threads will not help here.
      Bertsa, in the photo, belong to a fighter of the Afghan National Army - guess which country delivered them. The service life of the chobots is two weeks.
      More from the same opera - recently several tens of thousands (!) Of body armor made by Ceradyne Defense had to be recalled due to a manufacturing defect.
  6. Dezinto
    Dezinto 19 November 2015 09: 09
    Juggernaut from COD was remembered.

  7. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 19 November 2015 09: 34
    The armor can be any, but the point is not in it, but in the training and preparedness of the person inside the armor.
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 19 November 2015 09: 45
      Armor can be any wassat As our tactical instructor said, "The sphere can withstand an SVD shot from 150 meters, the head remains unharmed, one problem is SU (WELL, THE SAME WORD) FUCKING BREAKING YOUR NECK!"
  8. marinier
    marinier 19 November 2015 10: 31
    Good time of the day!
    Thanks to the author. A wonderful selection of photos. Many vliadiats
    futurist4no.Some photos reminiscent of the post-acalyptic siuzet of films.
    In the future, this is my subjective opinion. But it was still interesting.
  9. moskowit
    moskowit 21 November 2015 21: 22
    I offer in addition.
  10. moskowit
    moskowit 21 November 2015 21: 23
    An interesting parade of "iron woodcutters".
  11. moskowit
    moskowit 21 November 2015 21: 24
    And an individual armored cart. It seems like an Italian priority ...
  12. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 22 November 2015 20: 03
    Photos are cool! Both in the comments and in the article. It is not clear who the author is - but it seems that the American (by signature)