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Title: Shock destruction armor system

Abstract

A shock destruction armor system is constructed and arranged to destroy the force of impact of a projectile by shock hydrodynamics. The armor system is designed to comprise a plurality of superimposed armor plates each preferably having a thickness less than five times the projectile's diameter and are preferably separated one-from-another by a distance at least equal to one-half of the projectile's diameter. The armor plates are effective to hydrodynamically and sequentially destroy the projectile. The armor system is particularly adapted for use on various military vehicles, such as tanks, aircraft and ships.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868794
Patent Number(s):
5214235
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
shock; destruction; armor; constructed; arranged; destroy; force; impact; projectile; hydrodynamics; designed; comprise; plurality; superimposed; plates; preferably; thickness; five; times; diameter; separated; one-from-another; distance; equal; one-half; effective; hydrodynamically; sequentially; particularly; adapted; various; military; vehicles; tanks; aircraft; ships; particularly adapted; shock destruction; armor plate; destruction armor; /89/

Citation Formats

Froeschner, Kenneth E. Shock destruction armor system. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Froeschner, Kenneth E. Shock destruction armor system. United States.
Froeschner, Kenneth E. Fri . "Shock destruction armor system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868794.
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
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