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  • Metal foam obliterates bullets and that's just the beginning

    Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than metal plating, the material has obvious implications for creating new types of body and vehicle armor and that's just the beginning of its potential uses.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-04-metal-f...llets.html#jCp
    Could be very helpful in designing amphibious vehicles where weight and center of gravity are both critical.
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    Ooohps!

    Missed seeing this and started a thread up in Weapon of War ...
    http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=169304
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