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Real armor manufacturers created this crazy Star Wars body armor

Star Wars armor has typically been the stuff of cosplayers and airsoft players but actual armor and weapons manufacturers have come together to create some actual Mandalorian Armor.


Photo: AR500 Armor

The Mandalorians are a race of nomadic warriors in the Star Wars universe and include the famous Boba Fett of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Photo: Metal Head Photography

The armor, dubbed the GalacTac project, was created by AR500 working with Heckler & Koch, SOG Knives & Tools, SureFire, LLC, Team Wendy Armasight, Inc., TEA Headsets, Wilcox Industries Corp., Metalhead Photography, and Ryan D. Flowers, an artist who has made airsoft Mandalorian armor in the past.

Photo: AR500 Armor

AR500 makes a number of different ballistic plates, so there's a chance the armor works and could shrug off a round. No word on what protection it gives from blasters or lightsabers.

Photo: AR500 Armor

Of course, the most famous Mandalorian bounty hunter was brought down when his jetpack was struck with little force from a melee weapon, so maybe it's not the armor that should worry bounty hunters.

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He was then thrown into a Sarlacc pit.

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Fett eventually escaped the pit alive, according to George Lucas and a Star Wars historian, so maybe Mandalorian armor is more about protecting users from desert monster stomach acids.

Regardless, don't expect to get your hands on the armor anytime soon. AR500 has not announced any plans to mass produce the set and any decision to do so would likely have to be blessed by Disney, a company which has historically avoided ties to weapons and manufacturing.