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Would the articulations/joints/bearings of a bulletproof full-body suit be easily pierceable?

If the plates of the armor are strong enough, then the joints can be protected very nearly as well. Here is how. This is King Arthur's armor from the 1981 movie Excalibur. Note the overlapping plates. ...
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Would the articulations/joints/bearings of a bulletproof full-body suit be easily pierceable?

There are three answers to this based on how the armor is intended to be worn and the material technologies available to the users. My first answer is considering this material to be incredibly thin ...
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Would the articulations/joints/bearings of a bulletproof full-body suit be easily pierceable?

You say weight and size isn't an issue but those are absolutely a major issues with modern materials. There's a reason we haven't made any full body bullet resistant suits in real life. I am assuming ...
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If you were wearing a bomb suit, would it be safe to set off a Claymore mine strapped to your chest?

AvonKerr and Surprised Seagull gave great answers. But in case people are curious about specifics and don't want to look through the comments, an NIJ rated bomb suit has to withstand the detonation of ...
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How Would the Square-Cube Law change Medieval/Ancient Warfare Between Tiny Humanoids

I'm late to the party. I won't bother reiterating all the things other answers got right. Instead, I hope to complement them by filling in what I see as gaps in their coverage. I think it's a ...
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How can I protect witches in combat who wear limited clothing?

Ok, I read some answers and I think there are a few more methods I can add or expand. "Sisters of battle" Who says witches has to stay alone? Lets say, in battle, all the witches forms ...
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Powered armor that enhances speed. How useful would it be?

Lets define speed enhancement. Sprinting or sustained? There are going to be two limit pathways for faster-than-human power armor. 1. Human frailty and 2.User interface responsiveness. If you want the ...
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If people in medieval times had access to titanium, would it be used over steel?

Absolutely not. Titanium has absolutely fatal drawbacks compared to steel: Smelting/forging is much more difficult because Titanium simply burns when it comes into contact with air at forging ...

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