2 comments on “Body Armor Made from a Liquid That Hardens When Hit by a Bullet

  1. It was necessary to give soldiers the backpacks, filled with something heavy. And that’s how we were trained. It’s very good!

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    • Oh, absolutely. In days where the average combat load for an infantry platoon leader (US) is in the neighborhood of 90 pounds (~41kg), not including uniform, plus often an additional 10 or so pounds (~4.5kg) for cold weather carry over mountainous terrain in weather extremes, and sometimes even under combat duress, that added weight can be killer! Plus weight freed up by this kind of armor rather than carrying additional ceramic/ballistic plates in the plate carrier means the ability to carry more water, rations, or ammunition, which can make a huge difference!

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