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  • Marius
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    anti flash. Nowdays worn primarily to ensure that ops room operators can continue to operate their systems after the flash. Without it people found that their faces and fingers were so badly scorched by the blast effects, focussed by the metal corridors and decks, that they could not fight the ship, despite the injuries being relatively minor.

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  • ZULU
    Teuton Foot Soldier

  • ZULU
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    Flame-resistant suits protect troops under fire

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/i...s-troops_x.htm

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  • Guest
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  • Parts
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    Originally posted by ZULU View Post
    I think I've seen one too many Mythbusters me thinks.

    I hope at least it's informative to the people who think having cotton under synthetic is pointless.
    Interestingly enough, the ARW wear a synthetic layer under their flame-retardant layer, in CT role, to prevent sweat-scalding.

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  • Guest
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  • Parts
    Guest replied
    Search for "shaping a new beret".

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  • Slacker
    Too much time on COD...

  • Slacker
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    where are those beret photos anyway....?

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  • hptmurphy
    Commander in Chief

  • hptmurphy
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    its been up for ages..was waiting for your exepert opinion..took your bloody time getting here...

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  • yellowjacket
    Potential Liability

  • yellowjacket
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    Wow, a thread I can contribute to on the NS section, whatever next?

    Now, what was the question again?

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  • ZULU
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  • ZULU
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    I think I've seen one too many Mythbusters me thinks.

    I hope at least it's informative to the people who think having cotton under synthetic is pointless.

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  • Parts
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    More precautions than Barry took...

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  • ZULU
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  • ZULU
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    Originally posted by Parts View Post
    Bit like Barry, photoing himself in his jax so that IMO users might know how to shape their berets from now into perpetuity :D
    The experiment was conducted in a isolated environment with instant sprinkler fire suppression system if needed
    ZULU
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    Last edited by ZULU; 19 November 2006, 21:35.

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  • Parts
    Guest replied
    Bit like Barry, photoing himself in his jax so that IMO users might know how to shape their berets from now into perpetuity :D

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  • ZULU
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  • ZULU
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    Ah now, I have tougher skin than to let a little flame burn my hands. I was hardly going to hurt myself.

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  • Goldie fish
    Tim Horgan

  • Goldie fish
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    Hope you injoyed harming yourself for the benefit of the IMO users...

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  • ZULU
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  • ZULU
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    I'll agree with you that if the heat is enough to melt the webbing onto you in an instance your probably goosed anyway.

    But it takes less heat or exposure to a naked flame to melt the semi synthetic uniforms (trousers, shirt). The cotton t-shirt will stop the actual plastics melting onto your skin.

    Experiment - Stand infront of the fire at home with your jeans and a cotton t-shirt on. They'll get very hot but wont melt. If you stand there long enough the cotton will get hot enough to burn your skin.

    Now think if you were wearing your DPM / ACU trousers. (dont actually try this) The synthetic fibres would start to melt directly onto your skin.


    In the interest of science I've conducted a demonstration

    See attached images

    Now, who's brave (read stupid) enough to do this with synthetic fibres
    Attached Files

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  • FMolloy
    King Monkey

  • FMolloy
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    If it's hot enough to melt all of that onto your skin a cotton t-shirt isn't going to be much help. Also, the new ACU uniform is 50% synthetic.

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