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Bomb Disposal Suits

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In the modern age and with the incredible number of improvised explosive devices now in use in areas of conflict such as Afghanistan, the bomb disposal engineer has never been needed more or faced such a dizzying array of explosive devices. I believe that more lives have been lost and injuries caused amongst the forces serving in current combat zones by various improvised explosive devices than by any other means. Insurgents using the hardware of war such as artillery shells littered around these conflict zones to inflict death and destruction are why there are so many teams in these conflict zones tackling these bombs. The pictures displayed here show two of the suits used by the British Army designed to keep these brave servicemen alive when things go wrong but still providing the movement needed while working.
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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Great reference Darren. Do you know what the function of what looks like a remote on the left sleeve is? Tom
JUL 29, 2013 - 09:04 AM
I was told it was for controling the robots Tom.
JUL 29, 2013 - 12:30 PM
That looks to be the Med-Eng EOD 9 bomb suit....made in Canada by the way and saving lives around the world! The helmet remote control module pad on the left arm is for controlling the helmet ventilation speed, helmet speaker volume, heated face shield, and hands free lighting. It's not for controlling robots.
JUL 31, 2013 - 06:32 PM
I once saw a program with a bomb disposal man being asked what he thought of the (then) new Kevlar body armour suits. "It lets them bury you in one piece" was his reply!!
AUG 03, 2013 - 05:12 AM