Mmmm. Transparent aluminum armor...


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Derek Zeanah
October 18, 2005, 11:20 AM
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123012131

Life resembling fiction, anyone?

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boofus
October 18, 2005, 11:22 AM
Beam me up Scotty

White Horseradish
October 18, 2005, 11:30 AM
Russian M-44 sniper rifle? :what:

I have to wonder if they used its bayonet to test scratch resistance... :neener:

Preacherman
October 18, 2005, 11:44 AM
Derek, you just beat me to it... :D

http://aimpoints.hq.af.mil/display.cfm?id=7223

Interesting stuff, but horribly expensive, at least at present:

"Traditional transparent armor costs a little over $3 per square inch. The ALONtm Transparent Armor cost is $10 to $15 per square inch," Lieutenant La Monica said.

:what:

wallysparx
October 18, 2005, 11:46 AM
looks like they're on their way to creating wonder woman's invisible jet.

SJG26
October 18, 2005, 12:08 PM
Wonderwoman's bustier.................................transparent:evil:

griz
October 18, 2005, 04:15 PM
Now if they can just perfect the holodeck....

TexasRifleman
October 18, 2005, 04:55 PM
Captain!! There be whales here!

Mr Scott. R.I.P.

horge
October 18, 2005, 06:27 PM
http://tinypic.com/er9x61.jpg

God, but I miss Jimmy Doohan.
I think I'll watch ST IV again tonight.

Khornet
October 19, 2005, 09:42 AM
Pretty hard to see, no?

RavenVT100
October 19, 2005, 10:27 AM
Hello, Computer!

Molon Labe
October 19, 2005, 02:07 PM
This ability to add the needed protection with only a small amount of material is very advantageous, said Ron Hoffman, an investigator at University of Dayton Research Institute.Small world... I work at the University of Dayton Research Institute. Ron Hoffman's office is directly across from mine.

Even though I don't work in the Impact Physics Lab, I get to hear guns going off all day. And I love it! :cool:

Dr.Rob
October 19, 2005, 03:01 PM
That's pretty darn cool... can I get a new windshield for my jeep?

Trebor
October 20, 2005, 12:36 AM
Did you guys know James Doohan (Scotty) was a Canadian WWII vet? He was a tank commander who went ashore on D-Day. He lost a finger and part of a second finger to a German machine gun while moving on foot at night. He always tried to hide the injury on film, but every now and then you'd see it in an old Star Trek episode.

horge
October 20, 2005, 08:48 AM
He lost a finger and part of a second finger to a German machine gun while moving on foot at night. He always tried to hide the injury on film, but every now and then you'd see it in an old Star Trek episode.

Wow...
I didn't know that. Thanks!
:)

Archangel
October 20, 2005, 10:14 AM
Interesting stuff, but horribly expensive, at least at present:

Ever priced Oakley replacement lenses? $10/sq in doesn't sound so bad. :p

Stevie-Ray
October 20, 2005, 11:00 PM
Laddie.......don't you think you should.........rephrase that?

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