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Monday, August 29, 2005

New scaled body armour

Some US security people in Iraq have field-tested new scaled (as in dragon scales) body armour. Each scale is a small piece of composite ceramic plate linked with its neighbours to form a flexible vest.

The dark brown area in the photo at left is the impact site of a 7.62x39mm armour-piercing AK-47 bullet. As you can see,the armour works quite well.

Read more here.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 8/29/2005 02:00:00 pm