posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by masonicon
If it pans out, sure. Liquid/shear hardening fluid body armor isn't ready for market yet. Though I don't know if I'd go head-to-toe. Modern armor
mostly protects the torso and head because you have the most likelihood of dying when shot there. We have as much armor on soldiers as can be
reasonably carried without affecting how well they can do stuff too badly.
Taking armor away from the chest and head to armor the extremities is a tradeoff. It's a value choice between lives and limbs. The current setup
saves the lives of most people who get shot, but many people lose unprotected limbs in war. The current military style armors can stop full rifle
rounds over the area covered by the plates, so when the next best thing in armor comes around it may be worth it to start adding protection to the
If body armor keeps outpacing guns, we may start seeing more thermobaric weapons. Overpressure ignores flexible armors and cover.
reply to post by 420MD
Dragonscale "Works" under carefully controlled conditions. It could work in real life if a number of it's issues were worked out. It's still
heavier than regular armor for the amount of protection it provides, and I know that I'll never buy anything from pinnacle armor. But armor composed
of overlapping ceramic tiles could work, with some changes.
Otherwise, I agree with your post.
Also, I had no idea we could use bullet points. I see how now. Interesting.