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Superlight armour jacket announced | SciTech from 2009-02-27 till 2009-02-27 | RT
Possible alternative armored vest design , which takes some design cues from the dragonscale armor much touted by soldiers and PMC's in Iraq. I think it is a form of forced tumbling of the bullet, so it can't hit the real armor layer underneath using the point of the bullet, and instead the armor layer gets hit with a bullet that is traveling sideways, which improves the spread of kinetic energy in the armor layer and thus reduces the chances of penetration Doesn't solve the problem of it hurting like hell though, but maybe a shear thickening layer of gel padding underneath the main armor layer might help mitigate it from being kicked by mule to being assaulted by a phonebook.
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march 2009 by asteroza

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