posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 12:57 AM
It appears that the British have once again greatly improved armor design. If this new armor is able to be put into production quickly, it could save
alot of lives in Iraq. Below is a brief of how it works. Here's the
"The new electric armour is made up of a highly-charged capacitor that is connected to two separate metal plates on the tank's exterior. The outer
plate, which is bullet-proof and made from an unspecified alloy, is earthed while the insulated inner plate is live.
The electric armour runs off the tank's own power supply. When the tank commander feels he is in a dangerous area, he simply switches on the current
to the inner plate.
When the warhead fires its jet of molten copper, it penetrates both the outer plate and the insulation of the inner plate. This makes a connection and
thousands of amps of electricity vaporises most of the molten copper. The rest of the copper is dispersed harmlessly against the vehicle's hull."