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    Holes give edge to new MoD armour

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    BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    Come on USA, surely you are able to develop a bullet/shell to counter this dastardly plot to help save lives of our Military personnel?

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    Re: Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Come on USA, surely you are able to develop a bullet/shell to counter this dastardly plot to help save lives of our Military personnel?
    Is that supposed to mean something?

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    Re: Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    I don't know if I'd trust that armor, but if it works it works. I wonder how effective it is against explosives that are the real problem rather than bullets?
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    Re: Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    I don't know if I'd trust that armor, but if it works it works. I wonder how effective it is against explosives that are the real problem rather than bullets?
    Somtimes, things are counter-intuitive for a reason...

    By the sounds of things, this was developed in an effort to create an effective light-weight armor for protection against small-arms fire. Its utility against blast and large-caliber ordnance is certainly limited.

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    Re: Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Somtimes, things are counter-intuitive for a reason...

    By the sounds of things, this was developed in an effort to create an effective light-weight armor for protection against small-arms fire. Its utility against blast and large-caliber ordnance is certainly limited.
    I don't know. It seems like that if this armor is effective, it certainly could find a place on the battlefield. I'm skeptic about its use in Iraq where IEDs are the main threat, but it may be useful in a theater where small arms ambushes are more of a problem.
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    Re: Holes give edge to new MoD armour

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    I don't know. It seems like that if this armor is effective, it certainly could find a place on the battlefield.
    Sure -- many vehicles need lighweight supplemental protection from small-arms fire. I also suppose it would work well against most (read: common) HEAT rounds.

    But against pure blast/fragment warheads, I see little utility.

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