New Foam Body Armor

New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:47 am

The stuff these guys come up with, simply amazing! :)

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/23/ ... -dust.html
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Re: New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:26 am

Interesting until someone develops a projectile to defeat the foam. ;)
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Re: New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:54 pm

I think the impact from a high powered rifle would hurt anyone wearing it....That energy has to go somewhere.

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Re: New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:49 pm

KLook wrote:I think the impact from a high powered rifle would hurt anyone wearing it....That energy has to go somewhere.

Kevin


Did you read it? 7.62X88 M2 AP round, that's high powered.

"In tests conducted by the development team, the foam body armor was able to defeat an armor-piercing bullet. And on impact, their foam smashed the bullet into powder?"
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Re: New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:03 pm

KLook wrote:I think the impact from a high powered rifle would hurt anyone wearing it....That energy has to go somewhere.

Kevin


I'd imagine the foam is thicker than normal body armor and rigid. That thickness would dissipate the energy over a longer period of time, it's only infinitesimally small fractions of second longer but it's still longer. The rigidity would cause it be dispersed over wider area of the body.
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Re: New Foam Body Armor

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:06 pm

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