May 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm #17185BuddyParticipant
Can someone post me the link to the MVT Sheild video which was tested with FLIR from the Apache. I can’t find it anywhere.
LEGAL British immigrant, who embraces the freedoms of the US Constitution and lives happily in good old South Carolina(one of the last free states).May 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm #17187AnonymousInactive
The Apache crew asked us to take it down. ..alas rumor has its still somewhere on the ‘net…May 4, 2015 at 5:36 pm #17188
Once on the net it is forever, however I don’t know a current location.
Also note they weren’t using the MVT Shield, but a lighter duty equivalent. I would expect better performance from the MVT Shield.May 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm #17200AnonymousInactive
They proved the conceptMay 4, 2015 at 10:37 pm #17203
Remember the old radar scattering tank netting?
Well you double it up and put over a blanket, poncho liner, etc…
You would be surprised how good they perform, much less a dedicated setup like the MVT Shield.
In fact those radar scattering nets would be great attached to the Shield with a little overlap to breakup visual and potential Thermal outline.
I have a lot of experience with Military FLIR and I would highly recommend the MVT Shield.May 5, 2015 at 12:45 am #17206
In the above post I mentioned thermal outline, under certain specific conditions particularly in really cold weather, wind passing under Shield over your body could cause a bloom on FLIR (imagine smoke in the visible spectrum, but in this case invisible to the eye).
This bloom could reveal the straight edge of shield to FLIR operator. The above radar scattering netting (which has some thermal blocking characteristics) would help diffuse this bloom and help eliminate the straight edge appearance to the operator.
Remember the closer you get to thermal cross over the less this is a factor vice when extreme variance in thermal conditions.
Note: Thermal energy, when incident upon matter, be it solid, liquid or gas, will exhibit the properties of absorption, reflection, and transmission to varying degrees depending a variety of factors.May 6, 2015 at 10:10 am #17247MaxKeymaster
not an expert in any fashion. something stood out, so I went back and checked. I remember during that Eric Frein man hunt. the LEO’s were not finding him TIC’s because what they said was vegetation and foliage of the area. now it could be the LEO’s just wanted to give him a bit of man to man justice and/or dead man tells no tales. It could have been fact that TIC’s were failing to identify targets. just a thought.
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