Halo + Robocop = super body armor

By Rob Dunn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

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Troy Hurtubise, eccentric inventor, has developed the ‘Trojan’ suit. Aside from the unfortunate name, the suit is actually a lightweight, state-of-the-art, exoskeleton body armor which could be utilized by military personnel deployed in dangerous environments.

Described by Hurtubise himself as the “first ballistic, full exoskeleton body suit of armor”, the exoskeleton can sustain multiple direct hits from a wide variety of assault and high-impact weapons (even an elephant gun!), while allowing ease of movement for the soldier donning the suit.

Hurtubise is the same inventor who developed ‘Project Grizzly‘, a suit of armor that was developed to allow close and personal studies of, you guessed it, grizzly bears.

One can’t help but evoke images of Iron Man when Tony Stark was developing his battle suit in the ‘Tales of Suspense’.

Hurtubise has also developed other potentially revolutionary inventions; a paste that can resist temperatures far beyond what the space shuttle endures during re-entry, and yet another paste that can be applied to body armor for vehicles that can sustain direct hits from RPG and high-powered sniper fire. Why the military isn’t using this technology…I guess we’ll never know.talesofsuspense1.jpg

The guy seems very eccentric, but isn’t that where the really cool ideas come from? Someone who isn’t bound by the status-quo?

The unfortunate thing is that he put himself in debt developing his creations, and as a result, had to resort to selling the suit on EBay (his reserve was not met). Here’s hoping that he can convince someone in the government to take his ideas and run with them.

Related link: http://www.americanantigravity.com/hurtubise.shtml

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40 Responses to Halo + Robocop = super body armor

  1. You believed this guy?

    Ha ha. You are such a 'nuf nuf'!

    Tell me you didn't buy the CD-ROM with his complete works of fiction described in detail :-)

  2. You believed this guy?

    Ha ha. You are such a ‘nuf nuf’!

    Tell me you didn’t buy the CD-ROM with his complete works of fiction described in detail :-)

  3. "I'd buy that for a dollar!" to quote a line from RoboCop. Geez this guy is seriously wacky.

    You stated that the body armor could take several direct hits from assault and high-impact weapons. One must question… how did he test this? Hey bubba, put on this costume and then I'm gonna shoot at you… ok? Uuuuh… ok!

    • Haha – I totally remember that… :)

      According to the info, he's had several tests "unmanned", as it turns out, no one wants to shoot at the suit while he's wearing it.

      The thing is, he wants people to shoot at him while wearing it!

      I say go walk into a bank wearing that thing, I'm sure some old geezer of a bank security officer is itching for the chance! "Finally, some ACTION!"

      • I'd shoot right at his throat, then throw a grenade to him, let him catch it and watch his fingers go splat. When he makes see a FULL body armor, that actually increases your speed/strength, then, maybe they will take him seriously. And it is a very bad strategy to be so crazy about it, watch American inventor, this guy acts like the black cougar.

        Pros: Awesome costume+ servian/bear deterrent+ air conditioned helmet+ people won't mess with you+

        Cons: Not a FULL BODY armor- c(l)ock- this guy is crazy- doesn't have kick-ass side arm like Robocop or a shotgun on the back- try to take a leak on it-

        Possible improvements: articulated (and bulletproof) join cover (shoulder, elbow, neck, weist, knees and heels • self destruction (take me down motterfuckers!!! I'm taking this whole block with me!!!) • Rambo knife with GPS and all that crap • taser gloves (nice to meet you… [grin]) • the above mention sidearm and shotgun or assault rifle • Night, thermal, X-Ray and UV vision • OHD (on helm display) • artificial intelligence supercomputer on board • boomerang (hey, boomerangs are cool) • jumping shoes to run faster, jump and do trick on the streets for quarters • parachute (you might just need it) • rations (after all, u need to eat) • med-kit • telecommunications • rocket launcher on right arm (those are amazing).

        Just a thought…

  4. “I’d buy that for a dollar!” to quote a line from RoboCop. Geez this guy is seriously wacky.

    You stated that the body armor could take several direct hits from assault and high-impact weapons. One must question… how did he test this? Hey bubba, put on this costume and then I’m gonna shoot at you… ok? Uuuuh… ok!

    • Haha – I totally remember that… :)
      According to the info, he’s had several tests “unmanned”, as it turns out, no one wants to shoot at the suit while he’s wearing it.
      The thing is, he wants people to shoot at him while wearing it!
      I say go walk into a bank wearing that thing, I’m sure some old geezer of a bank security officer is itching for the chance! “Finally, some ACTION!”

      • I’d shoot right at his throat, then throw a grenade to him, let him catch it and watch his fingers go splat. When he makes see a FULL body armor, that actually increases your speed/strength, then, maybe they will take him seriously. And it is a very bad strategy to be so crazy about it, watch American inventor, this guy acts like the black cougar.

        Pros: Awesome costume+ servian/bear deterrent+ air conditioned helmet+ people won’t mess with you+

        Cons: Not a FULL BODY armor- c(l)ock- this guy is crazy- doesn’t have kick-ass side arm like Robocop or a shotgun on the back- try to take a leak on it-

        Possible improvements: articulated (and bulletproof) join cover (shoulder, elbow, neck, weist, knees and heels • self destruction (take me down motterfuckers!!! I’m taking this whole block with me!!!) • Rambo knife with GPS and all that crap • taser gloves (nice to meet you… [grin]) • the above mention sidearm and shotgun or assault rifle • Night, thermal, X-Ray and UV vision • OHD (on helm display) • artificial intelligence supercomputer on board • boomerang (hey, boomerangs are cool) • jumping shoes to run faster, jump and do trick on the streets for quarters • parachute (you might just need it) • rations (after all, u need to eat) • med-kit • telecommunications • rocket launcher on right arm (those are amazing).

        Just a thought…

    • Of course, a neck shot is a lot harder than shooting them in the abdomen, or side of their torso under their arm (which is where a lot of body armor doesn't cover so well).

      I'd guess that shooting someone in the neck with a high-powered rifle from a distance is probably not as easy as most would think.

    • Of course, a neck shot is a lot harder than shooting them in the abdomen, or side of their torso under their arm (which is where a lot of body armor doesn’t cover so well).

      I’d guess that shooting someone in the neck with a high-powered rifle from a distance is probably not as easy as most would think.

    • Of course, a neck shot is a lot harder than shooting them in the abdomen, or side of their torso under their arm (which is where a lot of body armor doesn’t cover so well).

      I’d guess that shooting someone in the neck with a high-powered rifle from a distance is probably not as easy as most would think.

  5. I saw this on discovery a little while back. It's one heck of a break through, considering he using the same techniques in making this as he did making his Bear suit. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this could stop several medium to high caliber round hits.

  6. I saw this on discovery a little while back. It’s one heck of a break through, considering he using the same techniques in making this as he did making his Bear suit. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this could stop several medium to high caliber round hits.

  7. Well for everyone who is making fun of this guy ans his suit, your all ignornat, this man is trying to revolutionize body armor, he's a genius if you ask me, so what if the prototype has some flaws, in the end game, this sort of equipment is going to save alot of lives, and most likely it's going to be someone's close to you, or you your self. I hate war, but protecting lives is key in any situation and this guy is a saint for what he's doing

  8. Well for everyone who is making fun of this guy ans his suit, your all ignornat, this man is trying to revolutionize body armor, he’s a genius if you ask me, so what if the prototype has some flaws, in the end game, this sort of equipment is going to save alot of lives, and most likely it’s going to be someone’s close to you, or you your self. I hate war, but protecting lives is key in any situation and this guy is a saint for what he’s doing

  9. The suit at the end looks like the S.T.A.L.K.E.R exo skeletong for romaing round the zone, very, very impressive stuff all in all

  10. The suit at the end looks like the S.T.A.L.K.E.R exo skeletong for romaing round the zone, very, very impressive stuff all in all

  11. If I had the $2,000 necessary for purchase, i would buy this armor in a heartbeat. Mr. Hurbutise is a genious for devising and creating such a magnificent thing.

  12. If I had the $2,000 necessary for purchase, i would buy this armor in a heartbeat. Mr. Hurbutise is a genious for devising and creating such a magnificent thing.

  13. Man it certainly is tacticool, and i’m sure it would be great for combat right after dismount, but lets see how much us infantrymen like it after walking in it for 10 miles…sadly, we need to be alot lighter than this thing.

  14. Man it certainly is tacticool, and i'm sure it would be great for combat right after dismount, but lets see how much us infantrymen like it after walking in it for 10 miles…sadly, we need to be alot lighter than this thing.

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