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“I Never Said It Wouldn’t Hurt, But At Least You’ll Be Alive To Tell Your Friends About It”

MTek demonstrates their FAST G3A system against a 7.62 x 39mm threat.



13 Responses to ““I Never Said It Wouldn’t Hurt, But At Least You’ll Be Alive To Tell Your Friends About It””

  1. Ken says:

    Outstanding fellas!

  2. Jim says:

    You might be missing most of your lip it looks like… any better pictures of the penetration?

  3. C3I says:

    I’d like to see this test done utilizng a device that measures the blunt trauma impact forces…. impressive none the less…

  4. Kevin Larkin says:

    TIf you got shot in the face like that – no matter with faceshield or without – you probably would not have a jaw to “speak of/ with” so the guy’s comment at the end is a bit cynical.

    • John says:

      The dummy head is thin plastic, the dent in the mouth is equivalent to someone punching the dummy head in the mouth. You would definitely still have a jaw, bleeding lips, missing teeth, and a headache. Jaw will still be functional

  5. BK says:

    if the impact does’nt snap your neck like a twig or scramble your grey squish…then i’m sold. but yes, impressive.

    • SSD says:

      Good point, the energy dampening issue looms out there.

      • bill says:

        for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction: So the recoil of a 7.62×39 rifle would break your neck? LOL

    • John says:

      It’s been proven time and time again that it woud not snap your neck like a twig. Ask all the guys who’ve survived a 7.62 to the helmet.

  6. SSD says:

    Once again, I guess you guys are missing the point. While it doesn’t fit in the category of “test” but rather demonstration, the alternative to a face shot is possible death. C3I is correct. It would be nice to see an actual test with a means to measure Back Face Deformation.

  7. The actual “test” is a work in progress at the moment, along with a new (better video) for the new G4 mandible. Partnering with MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies and a few other top level engineer groups we’ve learned that the transfer of energy is such that it very likely would not “snap your neck like a twig”. There are so many variable to consider almost each and every instance of a hit would be different. As previously stated though, we’re working on getting the hard data out, as well as, hitting a more “lifelike” target.

    • Riceball says:

      I’m no engineer but I’m with MTek that the impact would almost certainly not “snap you neck like a twig”. I don’t know the numbers but the fact that the shield flew off of the helmet after being hit suggests that the energy transferred to your neck wouldn’t be great enough to snap it since a good bit of the energy would have been dissipated with the shield flying off. This is the same principle found in the way race cars are built and why they tend to fly to pieces during a crash, the idea is that the energy to the driver in his roll cage is greatly reduced from all of the misc pieces flying off.