Accession Number:

ADD007763

Title:

Active Armor.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A liquid reactant comprising an amalgam of sodium, potassium or lithium with a small amount of water in a thin layer is provided over or in steel and like armor plate as a protection. It operates to effect embrittlement of the forward portions of projectiles which strike the armor through the layer, and thus to reduce penetration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE