Recon:Flak Jacket

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== Real Life ==
 
== Real Life ==
The Flack Jacket was to designed to keep Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines safe from explosions. This was it's primary role, thus it had a very hard time protecting from the enemies bullets. It provided next to no protection against the Vietnamese weapons, but did provide some protections from shrapnel and other explosion related harm.
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Derived from the German term "Flugzeugabwehrkanone", the Flak Jacket - Flak being a general term for shrapnel - was a ballistic nylon or steel plated jacket designed to keep soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines safe from explosions and shell fragmentation. This was its primary role, and as such, it had a hard time protecting from the enemies bullets. It provided next to no protection against the Vietnamese weapons and could stop little more than a .45 handgun round, but did provide considerable projection against metal fragmentation and other explosive damage.
  
 
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Revision as of 23:02, 10 September 2015

US Item
Flak Jacket
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Item stats:
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Bulk value (1 bulk = about 1 pound) Quantity. The more the merrier
10 1
Unlockable By:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Description:

Gives the soldier a 40% saving throw against explosive weapons such as grenades or mines.

However, in giving a soldier this equipment, their bulk increases by 10. Obviously one must take into account this as they give Rangers their equipment as an extra 10 bulk may be crucial to fast moving roles, such as Rangers specializing in Spot, or Rangers using heavy weapons such as the M60 Machine Gun

Real Life

Derived from the German term "Flugzeugabwehrkanone", the Flak Jacket - Flak being a general term for shrapnel - was a ballistic nylon or steel plated jacket designed to keep soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines safe from explosions and shell fragmentation. This was its primary role, and as such, it had a hard time protecting from the enemies bullets. It provided next to no protection against the Vietnamese weapons and could stop little more than a .45 handgun round, but did provide considerable projection against metal fragmentation and other explosive damage.

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