ARMED FORCES: Armored Shorts

ARMED FORCES Armored Shorts

With 20th century technology at their command, U.S. fighting men have nearly succeeded in achieving the degree of invulnerability enjoyed by 14th century knights. Armored vests capable of deflecting almost any small missile except high velocity bullets have saved the lives of hundreds of G.I.s and marines in Korea. Last week both the Army and Marine Corps announced the development of another protective garment—armored shorts. Cut like boxers' shorts and constructed of twelve layers of laminated nylon duck encased in a plastic and nylon fabric, the Army's "lower torso armor" will weigh 4 lbs. (Weight of vest...

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