Originally Posted by roehlstation
Keep in mind that NOT one of you are ballistics experts, so no one should make any assumptions about anything
Statements have been made that Apple owes him a new iPod, if that is the case then he owes Apple his life
and the guy that shot him owes him a new iPod.
(I am old enough to remember the HP iPod mistake.)
Dimbulb, you just violated your previous statement! I didn't know Apple's warranty covered small arms fire AND in an active combat zone no less! Link?
Am I a ballistics expert? No, not in the sense that I've conducted actual ballistics tests! But even where I work (US Army ERDC) I know several people who ARE experts in blast load effects!
Am I a structural engineer? Yes!
Do I work for the US Army? Yes!
Have I been doing active research into these ballistics materials over the past 3 years? Yes! We have a causeway structure with underlying inflatable floatation tube structures that may need to be protected from small arms fire! It's called need to know. We have also used these materials (high modulus synthetic fibers) several times (4 times to be exact) as structural tendons in the aforementioned causeway structures.
Could I contact some people I know at U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (Natick)
? Yes! But having MythBusters
disprove this myth would be way more fun. Note to self: Forward Flickr link/verbage/images to MythBusters
with my responses in this AI thread, and wait for air date! Buster is going to get gunned down again!
Did AI make an unsubstantiated claim WRT said iPod? MOST CERTAINLY!
Are the people who run AI in any manner, way, shape, or form even remotely knowledgeable WRT personal body armor? OBVIOUSLY NOT!