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Channel Boba Fett with this ‘Star Wars’-inspired ballistic body armor

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With AR500 Armor’s Mandalorian ballistic armor, you’ll have no need for the Force.

In collaboration with Heckler & Koch, TEA Headsets, Sog Knives & Tools, Armasight, SureFire, Wilcox Industries Corp, Team Wendy and artist Ryan B. Flowers, body armor manufacturer AR500 Armor has produced a set of ballistic armor modeled after the Mandalorians, a fictional culture from the “Star Wars” universe. Notably, fan-favorite character Boba Fett was one of these nomadic warriors.

“GalacTac Project… A special project that we have been working on with other industry leaders,” AR500 Armor wrote on its official Facebook account.

Flowers designed and built the prototype, which boasts custom AR500 ballistic plates and a number of other parts from the project collaborators. Originally, Flowers sold the custom armor for airsoft players; the airsoft-version of the armor is currently available on his website for $325 a piece.

It is unclear at this time if or when AR500 Armor’s version will be mass produced or how much it will cost.

(H/T: OutdoorHub)

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How freaking cool is that?? I gotta have that ,great design,looks amazing

A fully integrated helmet system with HUD will have no need for the separate Night Vision scope and attachment; the technology is available in helicopters and fighter jets already. I think it’s all about the cost for implementation of such technology for the infantry. However, I can see this helmet being part of a larger integrated weapons system including hive technology entering service between 2025 – 2035.

He’ll get an illogically huge following for such a brief amount of focus before getting embarassingly taken out by a blind guy.

I see so many places you could be stab and shot it’s not even funny

If he is not to get stabbed or shot, then keeep him out of the battlefield. It’s not invulnerability, it’s protection.

A HUD works in a pilot’s helmet because they don’t have a problem with a power source. It’s not practical for a foot soldier to rely on a giant battery he has to lug around to power his hud +computer.

That is impressive. I wonder how heavy this sucker is.

Field of view seems like an after thought

How well does it handle acid, or falls from a great height?

To the dude above me, “how well does it handle acid?” seriously??

Oh look, it’s Austin, the guy who doesn’t get the concept of armor at all…

Sorry, too soon to make a Sarlacc joke?

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