Friday, January 11, 2013

Praxis: Navy admits standard-issue uniform is highly flammable and will melt onto skin (but it's very easy to wash!)

A clever waste of taxpayer dollars at the expense of the swabbies.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's actually worse than that. Cotton/poly blends don't just melt, the polyester melts and soaks into the cotton, which then sticks to the skin..making removal quite difficult, requiring massive skin grafts.

FR materials (Nomex) don't drip or melt - they just char. Not exactly 'protection' but better than having them melt.

And what do they mean about special clothing for those who might come into contact with fire....on a warship? Do not all squids learn firefighting? The fire won't care that they have to go change their jammies.

Anonymous said...

It also blends in with water.

But there's no name tape on the butt, so it's not all bad.

Anonymous said...

I always thought the purpose of camouflage was to conceal. So what purpose does a cammie uniform serve on ship? Is the blue digital uniform to conceal the squid in the water when he falls overboard?

Trinity said...

Just another example of the age old oxymoron -- military intelligence. Kinda goes hand in hand with the modern incarnation of Platonic philosopher kings "predestined" to be wise and effective rulers...