armour

Monster Machines: How Armour Is Evolving To Beat Tank-Smashing RPGs

Monster Machines: How Armour Is Evolving To Beat Tank-Smashing RPGs

Like the AK-47, the Soviet RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade has become one of the most widely-distributed infantry weapons on Earth, used by everyone from E8 nations to guerrilla insurgency groups in every major conflict since Vietnam. But their ubiquitousness nature has kicked off a global race focused on how to…

How To Bulletproof Yourself On A WWI Battlefield

How To Bulletproof Yourself On A WWI Battlefield

Body armour fell sharply out of favour in Europe during the 18th century but made a strong resurgence in WWI after folks realised how much getting shot hurt. These are some of the more… eccentric… examples of rudimentary blast shields and flak vests as compiled by our friends at Oobject.com.

Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armour That Can Stop Bullets

Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armour That Can Stop Bullets

When it comes to bulletproof material, I think of strong, dense objects like concrete and really thick glass. I’ve never ever thought of liquids. But British scientists have, and they say liquid armour is better than ordinary Kevlar.