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23 Feb 2017 10:01 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango0123 Feb 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

"Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam.

And the foam doesn't just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust.

North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam.

This is not ordinary foam like the kind used for shaving, for example. This is a special type of foam called composite metal foams, or CMF…"
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Gaz004524 Feb 2017 4:23 a.m. PST

(Good grief…..Fox News…..sets the bar for 7yr olds in TV presentations.)

On the merits of the composite foam armour, an interesting method for lightening the weight and improvements in protection…..

bsrlee24 Feb 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

From the limited information supplied, it seems the wearer would look like the Michelin Tyreman = 20mm (3/4 inch) RIGID panels. Oh and from personal experience with rigid plate vests, d@mned uncomfortable to wear.

goragrad25 Feb 2017 12:52 a.m. PST

Very interesting.

Have to see how well it can be put into use.

As noted above the rigidity and thickness of the composite material might limit its applications, but I can imagine several uses myself.

Tango0125 Feb 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Glad you found it interesting my friend.


Lion in the Stars25 Feb 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

Depending on how heavy it is, I could see it replacing steel in armored cars and MRAPs. And maybe even tracked vehicles.

Gaz004526 Feb 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

I can see it being used as part of a composite, layered with conventional steel or aluminium to increase protection weight for weight……it does appear to be 'cratered' by the bullet strikes?

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