OK, I myself have thought about the suicide vest (first few pages of this post) many times before I found this thread, er, this site.
I came to the conclusion that the vest would be either user detonated or timer detonated.
The air would come from a 12gram (not sure how many, but I think 1 would get the job done). The vest would be lined with several tubes like macro line along the shoulder straps, back/chest, belt line, etc. They would have either holes or mist sprayers at critical locations (no armpits).
The 12gram(s) and paint would be stored in a pouch in the vest or in a pod pack. I thought it would be great if the paint and 12gram were stored in a pod look-alike so the enemy wouldn't expect anything. Plus it would fit into your pod pack.
As for detonation, the trigger would preferably be electronic, that way you can place a trigger button most anywhere you want and when the time is right, just tap it. As for the timer version, that seems self explanatory. Or it could be user detonated but only detonated upon release of a leaver/pin/grip thinggy (wow, i need sleep) in your hand. So when you squeeze it in your hand the device is armed, and when you release it "detonates." So if you have it armed and you get shot, you let go and "detonate" the vest.
When the device is "detonated" the 12gram's air is released into the paint's containment pod (whatever). The resulting pressure shoots the expanding CO2 and paint through the "macro lines" and out the exit points.
Now, where and why might you use a vest like this? Most likely in a big game setting. You surrender to an enemy (or are captured) and their hopes are to get information from you. You choose not to bite the paintball and talk... well that's what they think. BOOM!!!
Also, the kamikaze run might work, but if you could do that I would just prefer a grenade. Also if you can infiltrate into an enemy base or command tent you are able to take out several enemies and even some high ranking officers in a split second without even having to make any sudden movements. Just walk in, tap the button, BOOM!!!
Or just walking on by the command tent without any weapons, you jump in and BOOM again!!!
OR have your CO wear it. If he ever get captured BOOM!!! Take some baddies with him and don't lose him to the enemy.
Also a nice rule I thought for the timer detonator would be that even though you get shot, if you explode on the way out, or stay there till asked to leave, or whatever, those count as kills (weird rules though and easily exploited and abused so maybe not a good idea)
This would also be cool if this could be an add-on to your vest. You would put it on, flip the switch, kamikaze/surrender/infiltrate, and then BOOM!!! You and a bunker full of guys are bright orange.
A few set backs that I have come up with though.
(1) Very specialized use and would not be implemented very often (I think). BUT would be very cool
(2) Would be a paint to clean the tubes and all of paint
(3) ???? Anything you can spot, I'm tired and can't think well
Lastly, think of the sound it would make. I think it would be kind of a whooshing sound
This post has been edited by Yosef: 05 June 2006 - 04:26 AM