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    Peel-And-Stick Armor May Save Soldiers' Lives

    POSTED: 3:15 p.m. EST January 26, 2004

    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Peel-and-stick armor could soon save the lives of some GIs.

    A new peel-and-stick armor system is going to be tested in Iraq. The armor plates are like giant bumper stickers.

    Soldiers just peel off the backing and stick the plates on the sides of their Humvees.

    The Aztik 100 armor was developed by Washington-state based Armor Systems International. The company says the light-weight composite plates can stop a round from a heavy machine gun.

    The company's Ed Menteer says they'll be putting the armor in harm's way for a real-world test. Welding steel plates to a Humvee can take weeks and cost $100,000.

    But Menteer says the peel-and-stick armor goes on in a couple of hours and costs a fraction of the conventional type.
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

  • #2
    How big is it? Is it like a sticker or something

    How does it work?


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    • #3
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      • #4
        This doesn't sound new to me. Have the Israelis not had something similar on
        their Merkava MBT's for years - called reactive armour, I think...
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"


        • #5
          Reactive armour is a different puppy.

          This stuff is conventional armour that's easy to mount.

          Reactive armour is attached in the normal way, but when hit it detonates outwards - in theory neutralising the incoming projectile. It can have a nasty effect on nearby infantry, but thats another topic.