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Hobbit
04-12-2007, 11:13 PM
The U.S. military currently has concept powered armor that it hopes to have fully in the field by 2020. In addition to direct combat benefits, such as nano-reactive armor that detects incoming bullets and stiffens around the point of impact, a strength enhancing skeleton, allowing a carried load of 300 lbs, and a visor with incorporated heads-up display and gas mask, it also has such features as active camoflage that shifts colors depending on its environment (Predator style), and a universal translator built right into the helmet. It even has a gun that fires guided projectiles. Check it out.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/technology/technology.html?in_article_id=447631&in_page_id=1965&in_page_id=1965&expand=true#StartComments

Gaffer
04-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Read Starship Troopers. Heinlein describes much of this in his suits. And keep in mind the book was written in the 50's.

Hobbit
04-12-2007, 11:28 PM
Read Starship Troopers. Heinlein describes much of this in his suits. And keep in mind the book was written in the 50's.

I've read parts of it, but there wasn't room in the subject line for a Starship Troopers reference, so I went for Warhammer 40K.

gabosaurus
04-13-2007, 01:50 AM
Hobbit, you remain entertaining and often hilarious. :laugh2: :clap: