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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Video Feat. Henry VIII's foot armour         Reply with quote

A nice video overview of two harnesses and how they were used!

http://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalArmouries#p/...PKrAfww79U

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Oct, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow!

Thanks for sharing, Sean!

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Oct, 2010 4:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If someone was designing armour for modern use for the military one could really learn from the articulation and almost complete coverage ! I only wonder if there was plate on the soles of the feet. Wink Laughing Out Loud

Must have been really hot to wear in period. Eek! ( Modern version used in a powered " HALO " type suit would have a system of controlling heat and removing sweat ).

Oh, space suit would also benefit from studying the articulation.

Going back to history and the clip I really like the beauty of the lighting and quality of the production values.

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Oct, 2010 5:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:


Oh, space suit would also benefit from studying the articulation.

Going back to history and the clip I really like the beauty of the lighting and quality of the production values.


Actually, I'm given to understand that NASA did study the articulation of this armour when designing the early space suits (although that's hearsay).

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Oct, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig Shackleton wrote:
Actually, I'm given to understand that NASA did study the articulation of this armour when designing the early space suits (although that's hearsay).
I've heard the same story, although it was MANY years ago and I have no documentation to back it up. A quick search this morning revealed nothing, my search-fu is weak without coffee.

<edit - found it>

The reference is a New York Times article from April 1962 titled Henry, VIII's Armor Studied for Space Suit Clues . They want $3.95 to display the article. Sad

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