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Old 2012-03-15, 13:54   Link #6801
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No. But that is likely because all we see on the news anymore are American helmets and other militaries in dress uniforms on parade in squares.
Well, it depends. The current US helmet (Advanced Combat Helmet) is different from the helmet used for the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (used up to 2005). Probably the last 7 years of change led people to revert their views.
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Old 2012-03-15, 16:14   Link #6802
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It is the flare in the back...the upper neck protection that makes it look more German inspired. The American design follows the curve down from the top of the head then goes down without flaring out. Only going out at the ears
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Old 2012-03-15, 23:31   Link #6803
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That was the most activity in one day ive seen in a while lol
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Old 2012-03-16, 10:23   Link #6804
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*Shakes head at all the WW2 references*

Seriously, don't people know that the Stahlhelm has returned to be the main helmet shape of the world's militaries?
I miss the old M1 helmet (U.S. Army helmet WWII through Vietnam).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Helmet

I actually don't like the current Army helmets because they resemble the WWII German Wehrmacht helmets, haha! The old M1 "steel pot" is a much humbler, more American citizen soldier style. The new helmets, while no doubt being more practical, give off a sense of "warrior elite" that seems at odds with the spirit of a democratic republic, IMO. It's silly, I know, but that's how I feel, haha.
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Old 2012-03-16, 16:08   Link #6805
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Well, unlike the days of the "steel pots" the entire US military is volunteer. In some ways they are suppose to be elite, though in todays terms it seems more of "specialists" than warriors.

The long past days when we still had people drafted into service. (I think the last man drafted into the military retired not too long ago).
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Old 2012-03-16, 20:45   Link #6806
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Is there any way to get the toy thread unlock? The toy line is still very active. Are there other active FMP forum?

And I will just leave it here since it is kind of novel related:
http://figsoku.blog39.fc2.com/blog-entry-1808.html
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Old 2012-03-17, 01:58   Link #6807
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Is there any way to get the toy thread unlock? The toy line is still very active. Are there other active FMP forum?
Then you should speak with a moderator, they are the only one with that kind of power.
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Old 2012-03-17, 13:08   Link #6808
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Yeah, I know, FMP Another volume 3 is released.
According to 2ch, it's safe to say this book is the best one among 3.
I'll stay tune of any news coming out......

And some minor spoilers right now.
Spoiler:
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Old 2012-03-18, 05:02   Link #6809
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I hope so much that Gatoh in not bluffing as always...

Waiting for some deeper news on FMA HS! Thanks!!!!!
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Old 2012-03-18, 11:38   Link #6810
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OK, some primary spoilers along with pics.

Spoiler for 2 type of book covers:

Spoiler for rest of the pics, quite a lot, probably not in order:

Spoiler for AS files:

Spoiler for some small spoilers:

Stay tuned.
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Old 2012-03-18, 13:23   Link #6811
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Thanks Hunter! Could translate the text on the weapons description, I'm particularly interested in the AS Revolver, who uses it?
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Old 2012-03-18, 13:38   Link #6812
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Seems like the already different color of the writing is coming now. Just how often was comedy this integrated to the main story in the original FMP? Loving this.

Also, wow, an Arabian prince who is very competent. I like.
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Old 2012-03-18, 13:52   Link #6813
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OH SHI-
I mean, thanks, HunterSeeker! This is great! You are, as always, the saviour of mankind and me personally with those spoilers!
I can bet this Arabic prince has a thing for a Russan blonde. They always do... *Ivan rage*
I wonder, will they explain further what happened in the Arabic world after the events of the FMP timeline with the nuclear conflict and all.
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Old 2012-03-18, 16:16   Link #6814
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Thanks Hunterseeker. Reliable as always. This story really starts to interest me. To bad i can't read it but i like where this is going. lets see how long it takes for volume 4 and 5 to get released ... maybe both in this year? :3
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Old 2012-03-18, 17:50   Link #6815
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Might as well post here, since this the only active FMP thread. What happened to the anime? I thought Kyo-Ani was waiting for the novels to be completed so they could the final season in style. What happened? Last thing I remembered this series was insanely popular. Isn't there enough interest or something?
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Old 2012-03-18, 20:07   Link #6816
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Some of the weapons mentioned are familiar to me... For instance, the AUG and the Tavor live on in FMP Another...
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Old 2012-03-18, 23:01   Link #6817
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Mmmmm, 37mm Assault Rifles.....

57mm revolvers.....
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Old 2012-03-19, 01:36   Link #6818
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Started re-watching FMP on Netflix out of sheer nostalgia, then remembered that there's still a very large amount of material that still isn't covered. Really just wondering if anyone knows if any company has picked up the license for the novels after Tokyopop folded.

I'm quite sure that there are a few people that may be sick of answering this question, but the past 2 days of sifting through Google have brought me here, where you guys seem to be the absolute best informed. Thanks for any help. =D
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Old 2012-03-19, 05:12   Link #6819
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There are no news about the anime..

Thank you HS!!! It's kinda becoming interesting!
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Old 2012-03-19, 09:08   Link #6820
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Thanks Hunter! Could translate the text on the weapons description, I'm particularly interested in the AS Revolver, who uses it?
No words of who using that. The rest are talking about AS Revolvers and Rifles' positions and background in the universe.

In short, revolvers are often dismissed among army-use AS due to less ammo capacity and short range, but its uase of use and maintanence are still their merits, and are pretty popular among other AS especially peacekeeping onces, due to its firepower are more than enough for their purposes. And there're quite a lot of small to middle-scale companies are developing AS revolvers.
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