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Old 03-12-2018, 04:58 PM   #404
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Default Re: [Modern Firepower] Technothriller gear for secret DHS team in 2017

Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
What kind of damage exposure are we looking at for a 30 mph crash in rough, rocky terrain?
The primary mechanism for slowing down will be hitting obstacles, which will generally be crushing damage. If you're lucky, it will be a bush, gravel patch, or sand. Odds of a head impact are fairly high (higher than random hit locations would give).
Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
And what about a 50 mph crash on a road?
If you stay on the road, would be mostly abrasion, but you're going to skid a long distance (average deceleration is probably about 10 mph/s, 5s at an average of 25 mph is about 180') which is plenty of time to go off the road and hit whatever.
Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
And if Special Agent Rubio jumps off* her Guzzi Moto racer at 100 mph, what kind of damage is that going to do? And how much of it is going to be stopped by her very light, ultra-tight bodysuit?
Basically the same answer as 50 mph, only skidding 4x as far.
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