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Muskets to 'Iron Man'

From Union blue to exoskeletons, Army gear has evolved. Non-metallic body armor was first worn in the last stages of World War II. Today’s soldier carries about 100 pounds of gear and armor, but U.S. Special Operations Command is researching a radical new armored suit for future conflicts.

IRON MAN SUIT | Civil War | World War I | World War II | Vietnam War | Iraq War

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