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The armor of the XXI century - from the web and liquid

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"Gunpowder / Yavil your smoky face and dispersed / Armor of Knights, / Like rusty iron", - wrote about the appearance of the gunshot weapons the great Maximilian Voloshin in his tragedy of material culture "Ways of Cain". Indeed, with the widespread introduction of gunpowder, bullets and shells, then the means of individual protection instantly became outdated and left the theaters of operations. Since then, in the literal sense of the word, generations of scientists and engineers from all over the world have been struggling to create new materials that can protect soldiers from firearms. But only with the development of nanotechnology, humanity is closely approaching the creation of light and effective personal protective equipment (PPE).


Wonderful orange gel

The fact that the British and American armies (as well as the armies of other countries - members of the NATO bloc) are about to switch to new protective military helmets, to which an innovative viscous nanogel will be added that can instantly absorb the impulse of power, that is, serve as reliable and lightweight armor , a variety of media talk and write for several years in a row. Even the color of this “miracle gel” is known - orange, apparently due to the fact that it is so colored in the presentation video, walking on the Internet and serving as a source of inspiration for journalists writing about nanotechnology and various scientific discoveries under the headings “Kaleidoscope "Or" This is curious. "

Of course, there is some truth in these articles. Indeed, invented by Richard Palmer, an employee of Blue Divine Ltd., a viscous nanomaterial instantly hits a solid state when it hits a knife, bullet or shard and forms an impenetrable barrier in the path of the deadly metal. This phase transition occurs in less than one millisecond, which allows you to create protection against various mechanical effects. The principle of operation of the new armor is based on the properties of “smart molecules”, which instantly combine into blocks upon impact, and at the end of the strike they disengage, returning the material to its original viscous state.

Experts point out that the so-called. non-Newtonian liquids, the viscosity of which depends on the velocity gradient of the object caught in them, news for science are not. For example, a mixture of cornstarch and water behaves this way. With slow motion, the molecules easily glide along each other, and with an energetic effect they stick together, absorbing kinetic energy. By the way, it was this property that the writer Arkady Averchenko, a contemporary of the aforementioned Maximilian Voloshin, noted in his famous humorous story “The Razor in Kissel”.

As they say, who knew that the technologies for creating new light armor, capable of protecting personnel from firearms, are so close ... But for a long time there have been attempts to create traditional, steel armor. And if the helmets in the twentieth century still showed a certain efficiency in the course of the hostilities - protection from stray bullets on eruption and debris - then various portable armor slats and especially steel cuirass just held down the movements of personnel, making it a convenient target and practically not protecting from enemy fire.

Lightweight hard hat, soft vest

Alas, the reality turned out to be far from theory - maybe not the way the launch of the first satellite from the colonization of Mars, but the refinement of the “miracle gel” requires more serious. And although the protective soft plastic polymer, hardening under the influence of force, is already used in sports, for example, in the costumes of skiers who develop high speeds, however, “smart molecules” themselves have not learned to save from bullets.

As they say, shooting balls with a blowgun on prototypes of products is good at the training ground, and before the combat situation and mass production, the material still has to “grow”. So the same British went in a simplified way - although the D30 gel for protective helmets they developed cannot stop the bullet by itself, using it in combination with other materials will not only increase the reliability of the helmet, but also lighten its weight, which is important.

Exactly the same way went the Russian and American engineers: and we, and overseas are working on a new design of body armor using elements of "liquid armor." To put it simply, the new bulletproof vest consists of a special fabric, impregnated with the same protective gel. Unlike standard body armor, the force from a bullet or knife strike in “liquid armor” is not concentrated in one place, but distributed over the surface. This allows, if not to be avoided, then at least to reduce the “side effect” in the form of hematomas (bruises) remaining on the body from being hit by a bullet under a traditional Kevlar body armor.

By the way, having treated Kevlar fabric with a protective gel, the engineers were able to significantly improve its protective characteristics: the gel upon impact, in addition to its own stiffness, additionally holds together individual fibers of the fabric, preventing them from disperse under the action of a penetrating object. Most importantly, it allows you to significantly improve the resistance of the body armor not only to firearms, but also to cold arms - after all, as is well known, traditional body armor protects from sharp piercing objects much worse than from bullets.

In addition, with the help of new technology, you can effectively protect not only the chest, back and head, but also the hands and feet of soldiers. Under normal conditions, the fabric treated with an innovative gel remains flexible and practically does not constrain a person’s movements, however, under the action of the energy of a bullet or a knife strike, it hardens and turns into armor.

In Russia, the development of “liquid armor” from 2006 has been supervised by the Yekaterinburg Venture Fund of the MIC, which plans not to stop at prototypes, but to bring this product to the market. And already in 2007, experts conducted the first tests of the domestic protective nanogel. Russian engineers expect to use "liquid armor" not only for the production of PPE (body armor, helmets, etc.), but also to enhance the protection of any other objects - helicopters, boats, cars. In general, the scope of the new technology is huge. After all, "liquid armor" is applicable not only for military purposes, but also in civilian - for rescuers, firefighters, private security services, in the mining and aerospace industries ...

The Russian “armor” consists of a liquid filler - polyethylene glycol and solid quartz nanoparticles, which, when hit by a bullet, instantaneously seize, turning into a solid composite material. Works domestic gel only with a special fabric, the composition of which is kept secret. British experts, in turn, developed a gel that is compatible with conventional Kevlar threads - and this is no better and no worse, just a different approach to solving the problem.

A variant of “liquid armor” was developed and tested by the Moscow Scientific-Research Institute of Steel together with the Institute of Applied Nanotechnologies from Zelenograd near Moscow. The specialists treated the layers of a standard ballistic fabric with a fluoride-based helium composition with corundum oxide nanoparticles.

Golden shell

One more domestic development for PPE can be attributed to nanotechnology. So, back in 2011, the Russian company Kamenskvolokno, which produces chemical fibers for various purposes, presented at the Milipol 2011 exhibition in Paris, AuTx aramid fiber, called “golden textiles”. AuTx was developed in collaboration with Alchemy Technologies, a UK company. It is based on the fiber of a heterocyclic copolymer of an aramid family. At the same time, the dynamic strength of AuTx is twice as high as that of other similar fibers and threads. Thus, body armor made of “golden textiles” weigh half as much as similar protective gear made using traditional Kevlar. It is a pity that foreign consumers were the first to be interested in the development of Kamenskvolokna. Moreover, samples of personal protective equipment made from AuTx, passed combat tests in special units of the United States and Great Britain, stationed in Afghanistan. True, the Russian military leadership is still planning, over the next 15 years, to create fundamentally new weapons based on nanotechnology to combat radiation, chemical and biological terrorism.

It is known that AuTx is resistant to fire and, therefore, can be used in the manufacture of clothing for firefighters. According to the developers, AuTx is not only practically not subject to aging, but vice versa, the strength of its fibers during storage even increases, although only slightly (by about 1% over 5 years).

In the production of fiber AuTx are exposed to a special reagent, allowing the "golden textiles" practically do not lose their properties when in contact with water, oil and other liquids. For comparison: the traditional Kevlar loses its strength under the influence of sunlight and when wet. When heated, Kevlar becomes brittle, and its storage at high temperature accelerates the aging of the material.
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  1. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 3 May 2013 07: 18 New
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    Everything is very interesting, but the helmet separately from the entire armor of the suit is not quite an effective thing, if a bullet hits, it certainly will not pierce the helmet, but it will definitely roll your neck. Because the helmet must be fixed with body armor, I think that such a mount can be thought of. Something like a steel spine, just outside.
    1. bazilio
      bazilio 3 May 2013 08: 53 New
      +8
      Quote: vladsolo56
      when a bullet hits, it certainly will not pierce the helmet, but it will certainly roll the neck.

      Yes, a fair substitute.

      Quote: vladsolo56
      Because the helmet must be fixed with body armor, I think that such a mount can be thought of

      You can also try to introduce a system such as HANS, which is used by racers F1, of course with adaptation
      1. Srgsoap
        Srgsoap 3 May 2013 15: 06 New
        +2
        Plus you are ahead of HANS, also wanted to mention. good
    2. Explore
      Explore 3 May 2013 10: 37 New
      +7
      But only with the development of nanotechnology, humanity comes close to creating lightweight and effective Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

      It’s strange. Outside, it always seemed to me that personal protective equipment is called a condom. Bulletproof vests are referred to as Individual Armor Protection Equipment (NIB).
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 3 May 2013 10: 43 New
        +5
        What about a gas mask? Means of individual RUBBER protection?
        1. Explore
          Explore 3 May 2013 13: 31 New
          +2
          Rather, chemical protection. We called that.
      2. воронов
        воронов 4 May 2013 00: 40 New
        +1
        Quote: Explorar
        Outside, it always seemed to me that personal protective equipment called condoms

        And also Miramistin and Chlorhexidine Bigluconate bully
    3. Nick
      Nick 3 May 2013 17: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: vladsolo56
      Because the helmet must be fixed with body armor, I think that such a mount can be thought of. Something like a steel spine, just outside.

      Слава Богу "кулибины" в русских землях еще не перевелись, захотят - придумают какую нибудь"закавыку"
    4. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 3 May 2013 21: 56 New
      +4
      "инновационный вязкий наногель, способный мгновенно поглощать импульс силы" а вы говорите! Я прям подумал, что где то в тайных лабораториях Миннесоты таки вырастили себе миниэйнштейна в наморднике и на крепком поводке... Правда дальнейшее чтение почти сразу подтвердило - корреспондент, как обычно, дубина дубовая. Кажется их всех подвергают беспощадному экзамену, и если в пустом черепе будущего журналиста перекатывается хоть одна мыслишка - его тут же выгоняют с ампутацией русского языка.
      Of course, they have not yet invented anything, just a professional yap fulfills the editorial assignment. A spot on the area of ​​which all of these liquids distribute the impact of a bullet, comparable in size to the bullet itself, more precisely to its few tips. And they, of course, do not distribute the entire shock load, but its insignificant part. Costumes of riders slightly weaken the blow because it is applied to half the body area at least. And they erode it into the second half ... partially.
      Until the momentum is absorbed, it is still like the moon and no paths to this are visible even in principle. These gels are a dead end, but the financing must somehow be justified ...
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    7. ULxaw86
      ULxaw86 4 May 2013 10: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: vladsolo56
      Everything is very interesting, but the helmet separately from the entire armor of the suit is not quite an effective thing, if a bullet hits, it certainly will not pierce the helmet, but it will definitely roll your neck. Because the helmet must be fixed with body armor, I think that such a mount can be thought of. Something like a steel spine, just outside.

      The design comes to mind like a motorcycle protective gear
      1. carbofo
        carbofo 6 May 2013 09: 33 New
        +2
        I doubt very much that the military will like motorcycle equipment, with its mobility.
    8. poquello
      poquello 4 May 2013 12: 00 New
      +3
      Do you drink lemon tea? Imagine that a slice of lemon floating in tea is the energy entry point and try to move the cup. Everything depends on the characteristics of the quenching, IMHO is not so critical.
  2. lex12a
    lex12a 3 May 2013 07: 20 New
    +7
    As always, we are in front of the entire planet.
    1. Gari
      Gari 3 May 2013 14: 50 New
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      Quote: lex12a
      As always, we are in front of the entire planet.

      And when did they lag?
      The Russian military-industrial complex continues the glorious traditions of the Soviet military-industrial complex, in my opinion the best then, and the 90s were not the best of times, but now Rogozin is supervised by a patriotic statesman with the full support of Putin and everything is getting better.
  3. omsbon
    omsbon 3 May 2013 08: 30 New
    +8
    We wish our scientists creative success, they are doing a great and necessary job.
  4. cumastra1
    cumastra1 3 May 2013 09: 10 New
    +2
    Проясните пожалуйста "золотой текстиль" - это аллегория от стоимости продукта? или просто для красоты? и второе в нашей армии имеются кевларовые броники, или по старинке титан таскают?
    1. awerkiev
      awerkiev 3 May 2013 09: 44 New
      +3
      There are already a long time! In 2008, Kevlar dragged on a demobilization and dragged all the service ...
      1. cumastra1
        cumastra1 5 May 2013 17: 31 New
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        very happy, we were not even shown
      2. Taras
        Taras 2 February 2015 23: 31 New
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        straight in bronelik and ear? laughing
    2. luiswoo
      luiswoo 3 May 2013 10: 04 New
      +4
      Quote: cumastra1
      "золотой текстиль" - это аллегория от стоимости продукта?

      Its basis is heterocyclic fiberpolymerа aramidnoah family

      1. cumastra1
        cumastra1 5 May 2013 17: 33 New
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        Well, now everything has become clear, it’s better to see once, thanks.
  5. Joker
    Joker 3 May 2013 09: 42 New
    +7
    True, the Russian military leadership still plans over the next 15 years to create a fundamentally new weaponry based on nanotechnology to combat radiation, chemical and biological terrorism.

    Umm, that sounds very funny. In fact, we again lag behind everyone, this is another problem, but the second is much more serious, again because of the moronic policy, our people are doing something for the West, and what could lead us forward. While Rgozin is introducing something there, the technology is smoothly flowing abroad, it would be better if our scientists started financing, and if they didn’t allocate money for unknown experiments, everything had been invented for a long time already without their effective management.
    1. avt
      avt 3 May 2013 11: 03 New
      +7
      Quote: Joker
      Umm, that sounds very funny. In fact, we again lag behind everyone

      This is despite the fact that we usually start first.
      1. Joker
        Joker 3 May 2013 11: 44 New
        +4
        This is despite the fact that we usually start first.

        This is doubly offensive sad
  6. shinobi
    shinobi 3 May 2013 11: 06 New
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    И вот вот зрю в корень проблемы и прорицаю будущее!А если серьёзно броники по таким технологиям скорее всего будут выглядеть как хорошо известный в средние века пластинчатый доспех типа"рыбья чешуя".Где как раз вполне успешно был решён вопрос подвижности бойца при оптимальной защите.Единичный сегмент,"чешуйка",брони будет многослойным "сэндвичем" из керамополимерных композитов и пропиткой из геля закрепленных на кевларовой подложке.
    PS: Actually, the technology of such armor plates already exists, the current material will be replaced and they will try to make it cheaper.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 3 May 2013 12: 25 New
      0
      Quote: shinobi
      А если серьёзно броники по таким технологиям скорее всего будут выглядеть как хорошо известный в средние века пластинчатый доспех типа"рыбья чешуя"

      The Americans have tried. It didn’t work out.
  7. Thomas A. Anderson
    Thomas A. Anderson 3 May 2013 11: 14 New
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    Good, but I’m somehow more promising to see a different direction of armor. Based on new, light metals, polymers, exoskeleton elements, etc. It is also very interesting to develop active protection based on electromagnetic fields that stop ammunition from metal (right now they are all from metal) If on personal armor they reduce the energy of the bullet by only 10%, then in the future you can achieve 50%. An armored suit with lightweight strong metals, polymers and exoskeleton elements with active protection is the future. Which in the next 10 years can be created. A gel armor, etc. somehow unpromising, and no one has yet said that with the impact on her of the external environment.
    1. Mikhado
      Mikhado 3 May 2013 11: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: Tomas A. Anderson
      A gel armor, etc. somehow unpromising, and no one has yet said that with the impact on her of the external environment.

      Why's that? You read the article - all of these fillers inside of something are applied comprehensively. The same Kevlar is afraid of water - and this has not stopped anyone for more than 30 years, they are used in all fields.
    2. aksakal
      aksakal 3 May 2013 15: 01 New
      0
      Quote: Tomas A. Anderson
      It is also very interesting to develop active protection based on electromagnetic fields that stop munitions from metal (right now they are all from metal) If on personal armor they reduce bullet energy by only 10% so far, then in the future you can achieve 50% on a tank

      - this is not at all soon.
      I will explain. There are two ways using electromagnetism to destroy a bullet (for a man) or a sub-caliber outfit (for a tank). This is either to make two layers of armor (cathode and anode) and put a current through them. A bullet breaking through the first layer and starting to penetrate into the second, as it becomes the cause of a short circuit, instantly heats up and being already in a softened state, is already unable to break through the second layer. Here, taking into account the heating rate (and it is necessary to heat very quickly, because a bullet or a projectile is not going to wait and continue flying at a frantic speed), it is doubtful whether there will be heating, or rather, it will, but such high-speed heating will be just an explosion of a bullet or shell (remember physics - when heated, the body expands). That is, the first layer, that the cathode that first breaks through, will be destroyed in a vast area, plus unpleasant sensations and consequences from a very close explosion.
      The second type of e-magnetic armor is throwing a projectile or bullet. That is, on the armor there are many coils with discarded elements. A flown up bullet excites current, several pendants appear on the coil (and the difference in half a pod at different ends of the steel bar breaks this bar, remember physics) and the element being discarded, being discarded, carries away the bullet or shell. It seems believable and effective.
      Now we look at one more factor. To excite such forces and give them in tiny fractions of a second (about 5 mJ in the case of a projectile, in the case of a bullet - less), a capacitor of 5 cubic meters is needed. and about the same size, a battery and a generator for recharging + gadgets such as a voltage converter and other things. Do you want to carry this with you, or what? Tell me please, very interesting.
      1. Simple
        Simple 3 May 2013 20: 27 New
        0
        "..Второй тип эл-магнитной брони - это отбрасывание снаряда или пули..."

        Good day to all.

        Aksakalmissed the reactive moment.

        Body armor should extinguish kinertic energy.
        1. aksakal
          aksakal 3 May 2013 23: 35 New
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          Quote: Simple
          Aksakal, we missed the reactive moment.
          - By the way, I agree. I’m not the author of the e-magnetic armor that I read, then I give out -))))
        2. Cake
          Cake 24 July 2013 01: 22 New
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          and for this there is an airgel))) I am above comment
    3. kpd
      kpd 3 May 2013 17: 29 New
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      Not a very good solution for individual armor. Not to mention the required power of the energy source ....
      But there are also TB restrictions:
      "Допустимая продолжительность пребывания персонала без средств защиты в течение суток t в электрическом поле различной напряженности Е по условию исключения непосредственного воздействия поля:
      E, kV / m
      t min

      ≤ 5 without
      restrictions

      > 5 ≤ 10
      180

      > 10 ≤ 15
      90

      > 15 ≤ 20
      10

      > 20 ≤ 25
      5"
    4. Cake
      Cake 24 July 2013 01: 21 New
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      Already there is an airgel with a density close to the density of the air that almost does not transmit vibration, temperature, etc. And it is used in spacecraft for thermal insulation. And there are already armor plates based on it, but it will not stop the bullet by itself, but only extinguishes the kinetic momentum and withstands the explosion of several hundred kilograms of dynamite.
      1. Cake
        Cake 24 July 2013 01: 42 New
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        sorry a few
        kilo of dynamite))))
  8. Rrv
    Rrv 3 May 2013 11: 25 New
    +2
    I have a strong feeling that modern science has made its main discovery - how to turn projects that are not implemented in the foreseeable future into an endless stream of financing.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 3 May 2013 15: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: RRV
      I have a strong feeling that modern science has made its main discovery - how to turn projects that are not implemented in the foreseeable future into an endless stream of financing.

      - а вот про это читайте на соседней ветке "про капитализм, что, решая проблемы, не решает их". Здесь примерно так же, с единственным лишь отличием - проблемы здесь не выдумывавают и не "самосоздают", они уже есть, но нужно вместо эффективного их решения затянуть исследования и НИОКР на кк можно дольше - оно как-то интереснее.
  9. slaventi
    slaventi 3 May 2013 16: 14 New
    +2
    At the beginning of the 90x we already had such bulletproof vests where the kinetic energy of the bullet was distributed over all surfaces. Unfortunately, many of our technologies were transferred to the west.
  10. Thomas A. Anderson
    Thomas A. Anderson 3 May 2013 16: 31 New
    +1
    Quote: aksakal
    The second type of e-magnetic armor is throwing a projectile or bullet
    It was this type that I had in mind.
    Quote: aksakal
    To excite such forces and give them in tiny fractions of a second (about 5 mJ in the case of a projectile, in the case of a bullet - less), a capacitor of 5 cubic meters is needed. and about the same size, a battery and a generator for recharging + gadgets such as a voltage converter and other things. Do you want to carry this with you, or what?

    Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new lithium-ion battery technology that is 2000 times more powerful than comparable peers. According to scientists, this is not just another step in the evolutionary development of batteries, but “a completely new technology that breaks the familiar paradigm of power supplies.”
    And now we have a new battery from the University of Illinois, which, like a supercapacitor, has a high specific power, and at the same time, energy density comparable to modern nickel-zinc and lithium-ion batteries. According to a university press release, the new battery allows wireless devices to broadcast their signal 30 times further — or, perhaps even more beneficially, run on a battery that is 30 times smaller. On top of that, the new battery is rechargeable - and charges 1000 times faster than traditional lithium-ion batteries.
    This technological breakthrough was made possible by a new anode and cathode structure developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.
    In short, a standard lithium-ion battery typically has a solid two-dimensional graphite anode and a lithium salt cathode. The new battery has a porous three-dimensional anode and cathode. To create this new electrode structure, the researchers secured a foam layer on a glass substrate, and then electrolytically applied a nickel layer on the foam, a nickel-tin alloy on the anode and manganese dioxide on the cathode.
    Как следствие, эти пористые электроды имеют огромную площадь поверхности, позволяющую большее количество химических реакций на единицу объёма, результатом чего стал чрезвычайно крупный прирост в скорости разряда (выходной мощности) и времени зарядки. Учёным уже удалось создать с помощью этой технологии микробатарейку размером с пуговицу, и на приведённом ниже графике вы можете видеть её характеристики по сравнению с традиционным элементом Sony CR1620. Плотность энергии нового элемента чуть меньше, но удельная мощность в 2000 раз больше. На другом конце спектра – повышенная плотность энергии, но низкая удельная мощность – лидирует литий-воздушная батарея от IBM."
    Such a battery will be able to power active protection, and exoskeleton elements, and all electronics. Moreover, it charges instantly. And as armor use lightweight strong metals like titanium, etc. And also polymers, now there are suitable ones.
    Something similar is shown in the photo, but of course there is neither active defense, nor exoskeleton elements here, and armor covers a maximum of 70% of the body only ....
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 3 May 2013 19: 22 New
      +1
      interesting information, thanks.
      Но практически уверен, что имеются какие-то сложности, иначе бы уже запустили бы в серию - в Америке с этим не медлят, в этом плане у них неплохо бы поучиться. Потребность в такого рода батарейках довольно велика, не только для эл-магнитной брони, тут и электромобили, и элементы питания для всех этих компов, айпадов, мобил. С такой потребностью такая разработка сулит огромную прибыль. А раз американцы ее не спешат получить в данном случае - значит, есть какие-то сложности, о которых разработчики не будут спешить распространяться. Обычно такого рода заманчивые публикации печатают, что бы заманить венчурного инвестора, и когда такой венчурный инвестор с алчным блеском в глазах прибежит к ним, вот там за закрытыми дверями ему объяснят, что "почти вот-вот уже готово, вот только нужно разрешить (здесь краткий экскурс в упрощенном виде в проблему, разумеется, преуменьшая ее серьезность и сложность) небольшие проблемки, и технология готова, поздравляю, вы - миллиардер, Билл Гейтс и Уоррен Баффет умрут от зависти".
      Passed, we know. I’m doing something about it myself -)))). By the way, here's another example, again from the field of exoskeletons. About five years ago, there were publications on the development of artificial muscles for exoskeletons (agree, instead of electric motors and drives to them, designed to convert rotational motion into necessary, it is tempting to get artificial muscles) based on electroactive polymers, venture investors came to this noise, an even more active phase began of these studies and just about ... And things are still there, something I do not see artificial muscles -))))).
      So I didn’t dispute your statement, I simply state -
      Quote: aksakal
      this is far too soon.
      . I stand my ground -))))
    2. Nova
      Nova 3 May 2013 20: 03 New
      +3
      in the photo - ODST fighter outfit from an advertisement of one of the Halo series games for Xbox))
  11. Rusik.S
    Rusik.S 3 May 2013 16: 52 New
    +2
    Неплохо было-бы паралельно с этими "нано-брониками"разрабатывать средства их поражения.Что 6ы наперёд...
  12. Kir
    Kir 3 May 2013 18: 20 New
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    Вынужден был поставить минус, опять тоже ошибка,кевлар не класс а патентованное название группы арамидных(пар-арамидных) материалов, это первое но уж глупость Окись Корунда вообще ни в какие рамки не лезет, осмелюсь спросить а корунд это собственно что за "зверь", теперь почему наши не закупают а те берут, а те кто пиняет наших доподлинно знают, что сей "золотой текстиль" есть последнее слово в текстильных материалах? да и вообще сомнительно выглядит чтобы совместное производство развивать с самыми что ни наесть заклятыми врагами.
  13. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 3 May 2013 18: 46 New
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    I would like to live to see the time when weapons and defense moved to a new stage of evolution, like clubs in iron weapons, knights in firearms, etc., for example, light or magnetic weapons, and protection repellent means of destruction or something like that ! Dreams!
  14. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 3 May 2013 19: 21 New
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    I used to think that such articles were for daffodils of Americans who like to go down to the person’s personality and role in the image of war, limiting the role of technology. The role of the person in the future will decrease. Infantry, both in open and in irregular combat, can never withstand attack helicopters, attack aircraft and tanks, as technologies will improve the entire weapons system, which will compensate for the growth and balance of combat effectiveness and power.
  15. Simple
    Simple 3 May 2013 20: 41 New
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    Quote: Tomas A. Anderson
    To create this new electrode structure, the researchers secured a foam layer on a glass substrate, and then electrolytically applied a nickel layer on the foam, a nickel-tin alloy on the anode and manganese dioxide on the cathode.





    То-же самое можно проделать со структрой, напоминающей "сахарную вату"
  16. Iraclius
    Iraclius 5 May 2013 10: 45 New
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    A little off topic, but remembered. 12 March 1907 from the spontaneous combustion of nitrocellulose gunpowder, the French battleship Yen exploded. It turned it cleaner than our armadillos near Tsushima didn’t restore it, and the armored corps was used as a target for practical shooting with armor-piercing and high-explosive shells. But here's what is surprising: it was precisely to the smithereens of the destroyed “Yen” that the mission fell to draw a line under half a century of parity in the struggle between shell and armor. In the 1909 year, the French used the body of the crippled armadillo as a target for testing elongated 305-mm armor-piercing shells. The shooting results exceeded all expectations. The new projectile weighed 435 kg and had a charge of 13 kg of melinite, while the previously used 335-kg shells were equipped with only 8 kg of explosives. Thanks to the hardened tip and high initial speed (875 m / s), the projectile easily penetrated the main yen belt, and the new fuse provided an explosion behind the armor, causing huge damage inside the ship.
    Мораль сей басни такова - даже новейшей крупповской гомогенной броне стало невмоготу от попадания такого лома. Увы, но и в XXI веке победа снаряда над бронёй более, чем очевидна. И все эти статьи о якобы чудесных материалах (обязательно с приставкой "нано"!!! lol ) no more than the next milking of the budget.
  17. gremlin1977
    gremlin1977 9 May 2013 04: 05 New
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    In principle, I agree with the previous article, but I’ll add a bit. For more than 5 years, extra strong plastics have been developed in Russia that with a thickness of 1 cm can withstand a shot from an AK point-blank. It even came out with a program (like striking force). I’m summarizing, everything that has been developed for a long time back in the 17-19 centuries in the field of individual protection and secret is not here: it is a cuirass that can distribute impact force and individual protection elements such as shields on the forearm, thigh, lower leg. And they won’t come up with anything new except the material from which they can be made. I even think it would be ridiculous, but as an option, a little modified armor from star warriors would suit perfectly. Fictionists at all times guessed the main directions of development.
  18. smershspy
    smershspy 13 May 2013 15: 17 New
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    I can agree that everything has already been created and there is no need to create a bicycle! You just need to select and refine slightly! Stop wasting money and doing ... her! Need to purchase and create a professional army! I have the honor!
  19. georg737577
    georg737577 24 June 2013 00: 59 New
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    А я спокоен - другие люди разрабатывают сейчас ручное стрелковое оружие ( просто это не афишируется до времени ) против которого любые "нанодоспехи" не помогут... И внезапно окажуться тяжелой и дорогой обузой!
  20. krot00f
    krot00f 4 July 2013 13: 29 New
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    Ура!!! наука идет вперед, Для спец подразделений может и пригодиться хорошая спец броня, Удивил о мнение про "свернутую шею" Импульс очень короткий у пули по сравнению со столкновением гоночного балида, Наверно Не успеет свернуть шею. В кого-нибудь попадала пуля? Расскажите впечатления.
  21. Askold
    Askold 30 August 2013 18: 58 New
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    Quote: vladsolo56
    Everything is very interesting, but the helmet separately from the entire armor of the suit is not quite an effective thing, if a bullet hits, it certainly will not pierce the helmet, but it will definitely roll your neck. Because the helmet must be fixed with body armor, I think that such a mount can be thought of. Something like a steel spine, just outside.

    Yes you are right. I came up with such a helmet. It’s up to the manufacturer.
  22. Vitalykater
    Vitalykater 3 February 2014 19: 48 New
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    What will happen if, in the direction of a bullet / projectile / rocket, a jet of such (quick-hardening) liquid is let out?
  23. emeldos2
    emeldos2 5 February 2014 11: 51 New
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    it's time to do these things.