I'll admit, tanks actually aren't my thing and more just a novel curiosity, but I'm pretty sure there's a newer version of that document declassified back in roughly 2017 time-period, which is what I referred to in my last post. Regardless, it's irrelevant at this point
, different music and more importantly doesn't change the actual point - the hypothetical CF-Kevlar Armor replacement.
>Did I just accidentally out someone as a glownigger?
If formerly having worked in the military-industrial complex as a contractor makes one a glownigger, then yes. But it doesn't, so no. Otherwise, every FFL Gunsmith would be part of the BATFE.
>One can reasonably assume that the sandwich has to be an elastic material, because filling your spaced sandwich panels with quarter inch thick sheets of ceramic makes absolutely no sense.
The projectile hits the metal and goes through it with ease, it then hits the ceramic tile which shatters and wastes a lot of the projectile's kinetic energy, the projectile then has to repeat this between 6 and 20 times depending on where it hits, and then it still has to get through RHA. That's how Chobham/Burlington Armor works, they even have exhibits about this effect it's quite common knowledge.
>that explicitly uses layers of steel and plastic.
Please tell me you are aware that in armor terminology 'ceramics' is defined as any inorganic, nonmetallic, moldable solid - including but not limited to plastic, fiberglass, kevlar, carbon fiber, and silicon carbide fiber. Chobham/Burlington armor is, by definition
a composite ceramic armor system. You are not going to try to claim that the M1 Abrams does not use Burlington armor, are you?
>The first poster suggested that you could 120mm-proof a tank by replacing the ceramic panels with carbon fiber. This is stupid because the mystery material only appears in two small areas, and the panel is maybe one inch thick.
The claim was that replacing the extant ceramics - which includes everything you're calling NERA - with a Carbon Fiber-Kevlar Composite
. My blunders aside, you seem pretty determined to ignore that kevlar part. Obviously, Kevlar is not some wonder material, but utilized properly it can pull of wonders. US Navy tests, for example, indicate that just 1in of a Kevlar-Steel composite was sufficient to proof against BLU-117 2000lb bombs dropped from ideal conditions, which usually have roughly 390mm RHAe penetration.