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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Apr 2018 7:09 p.m. PST

A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles…

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28mm Fanatik09 Apr 2018 8:48 p.m. PST

Even if it's Fox News, I find any source of such North Korean-like grandiose proclamations as "New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies" and "MARINES' ULTRA-POWERFUL HEAVILY-ARMED MEGA-DRONE WILL DEVASTATE ENEMIES OF THE US" to be suspect.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

Didn't need the rant against Fox News; plenty of other news sites do similar.

But this looks like a worthwhile development for armored vehicles. Anything that cuts weight and gives same protection is a good thing. Heck, wonder if it has uses for personal body armor?

KSmyth10 Apr 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

Interesting idea worth hearing about. But I don't think the columnist quite gets it comparing the stopping power to the penetrating power of a .30 cal. round. Let's hear what it does to a 130mm round.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

Yes, but most importantly … can we use it to make terrain? :)

Dan

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