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Originally posted by Wembley
This is called Reactive Armour. It's been around about 20 years, and it uses explosive tiles rather than special alloys. Invented, I believe, by one Manfred Held, and first used by the Isarelis and then the Soviets.
Reactive body armour has not so far been a success
Originally posted by tigerjr
On that it would stop bullets, yes it is without a doubt just as strong as regular armor or else what good would it be? However, planted c4? ewww... I don't think so - from what I understand it relies on the force of the impact in order to repel it away... I think that the chance opportunity or likelyhood of someone getting to an armored troop transport is so remote or unusual it isn't really considered - or maybe it was and they couldn't do anything about it. But the ANSWER to your question is no to the best of my knowledge.