Why modern soldier's armor has no arm guard or leg guard, like ancient armor?

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    peter565posted 2 years ago

    Why modern soldier's armor has no arm guard or leg guard, like ancient armor?

    Between 19th~late 20th century, soldier wear no armor, because none is capable of protecting soldiers from modern weapon, but by GolfWar, soldiers start wearing armor made of plates, capable of protecting soldiers from modern weapon. But funny though, modern armor only include a helmet and a vest, ancient armor usually include, helmet, vest, arm guards and leg guards. So, why modern infantry armor have no arm guards and leg guards? Is it because the material use to make the armor not practical to make arm leg guards. It would be too heavy for soldiers to freely operate weapon? or other reason?

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    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    It might have to do with weight or bulkiness. Also, in desert climates it might be too hot. 
    In ancient times, a light metal shield or armor for limbs might protect against less sophisticated weapons, but not the high powered arms of today.
    Also, in ancient times, an arm or leg wound could be fatal. There were no provisions for medical care, no antibiotics, no blood transfusions and no effective way of evacuating wounded soldiers from the battlefield.

 
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