Jump to content

Metal Foam Armor Turns Bullets Into Dust Upon Impact


RV_

Recommended Posts

Now this is some useful stuff!

 

Excerpt:

 

"Scientists from North Carolina State University have created a metal foam armor so strong that it can turn armor-piercing bullets to dust with ease.

 

A team of researchers from North Carolina (NC) State University has created a unique metal foam armor so powerful that it turns bullets into dust upon impact. The team revealed the strength of their product in a video showing an armor-piercing bullet disintegrating upon impact with the material.

 

The armor is created from composite metal foams (CMFs), which are lighter than metal plating, giving them benefits that will likely see them integrated into new types of body and vehicle armor. But it doesn't stop there - these unique foams have plenty of potential uses even outside of the field of body armor, including space exploration and nuclear shipping waste transport.

 

The bullet in the video measures 7.62 by 63 millimeters and is an M2 armor-piercing projectile that was fired according to the standard procedures outlined by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Despite its armor-piercing capabilities, the metal foam armor has no difficulty destroying it."

 

The article with a video that does not auto load, is here with a lot more: http://www.hngn.com/articles/196055/20160409/metal-foam-armor-turns-bullets-dust-upon-impact-video.htm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Scientists from North Carolina State University have created a metal foam armor so strong that it can turn armor-piercing bullets to dust with ease.

 

I want our military to have that! Of, course I'd prefer our military come home but...

 

Linda Sand

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm with you Linda! It would make the bottom of our vehicles much less susceptible to penetration too in thicker versions. Heck the whole vehicle could be made of it if the weight is right. Never mind body armor

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

RVers Online University

campgroundviews.com

Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

RV Cable Grip

RV Cable Grip

All the water you need...No matter where you go

Country Thunder Iowa

Nomad Internet

Rv Share

Dish For My RV.

RV Air.

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

RVTravel.com Logo



×
×
  • Create New...