posted on Jan, 29 2012 @ 09:13 PM
Originally posted by roguetechie
Wow very cool .... I had always wondered whether diamond or pseudo diamond would work as armor. Now I know it won't. but I still wonder abo0ut it's
uses as a strikeface.
I am not familiar as to how you apply the term "strikeface" If used as an outer "film or layer" w/other materials like synthetic sapphire If your
talking about the nose of a penetrator, a bullet or cannon/artillery shell for example for cannon/artillery as far as I know they can be employed with
carbide tipped penetrator's, which is usually hard enough and mass producible to go threw reinforced hardened bunkers. You have the baddest cannon in
the GAU rotary 20mm barrel beast in the A-10. But those are also uranium depleted rounds, and uranium is slightly denser hence heavier then lead,
which by itself lead is quite soft, but very dense. Anything that heavy moving at 2,000fps (very roughly) such as a cannon round will if hardened
with something like tungsten-carbide will go through anything. The key in U-depleted rounds is a greater mass moving fast enough will go through
anything like the proverbial hot knife through butter.
Though we are working on such things as cold/hot plasma shields that would surround an object to affect a incoming rounds "attitude", but I'm not
cleared for that work, don't need-to-know and couldn't tell if I did. Proximity "curtains" detonate explosive rounds just before hitting say a
Hummer. The later has been on the military channel.
But for obvious reasons a bullet cant have the kind of mass as an U-depleted shell, and there are concerns that exposed to these rounds, though not
"radioactive" we have seen certain problems from the first Gulf war as far as our soldiers having certain rather unusual medical problems. Wether
this has any connection with "Gulf War Syndrome" I doubt, as I think there may have been sub-acute exposure to certain chemical agents. I would bet
on that as the symptoms were directly or indirectly presenting as neurological/neuromuscular problems. Possible neurotransmitter or axion degrading,
and that is a hall mark of nerve gas. Also toxic industrial gas. I can't say.
But there are ways to reduce reactive friction from a bullet striking material, I don't know any details as I never worked on weapons but have been
involved in certain defensive technology (not projectiles though) which necessitates knowing some thing you want to defend against. A bullet with
synthetic-sapphire may be applied to the bullet head where you can have stuff like teflon ( teflon is OS common knowledge and does work by reducing
friction in part by "boil off", as bullets can be red hot due to air friction when they hit you) and there are many ways to defeat that, teflon that