any commandos tried woven steel cable armor?

any /k/ommandos tried woven steel cable armor?

Although softer than AR500, I wonder if it is overall better at catching rounds for the weight?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It will be softer and bulkier than purpose built steel plates for the same weight.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see where you're coming from but I think you're just describing worse Kevlar. You'd need an incredibly tight weave of steel to prevent bullets from slipping through it. And at that point why not just use something both easier to weave and with a higher strength per strand (per strand profile?).

      Now there could possibly be a case to be made for a layer of Kevlar to catch a bullet and a layer of woven cable to spread impact and "bounce", like a tire.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are you a raider from Fallout? this is serious desperation

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weave some steel and shoot at it to find out. You could be the next rich armor innovator.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can imagine it being worse than no armor and it turning any bullet into a shrapnel nightmare.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kiddo listen

    either its a hard metal or a soft metal

    wire of any kind is a softened metal that bends

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah. Solid metal plate basically forms the strongest weave in the world at the molecular level. Using cable is only going to make it weaker and take away the rigidity, which is steel's one major benefit over other armor.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Although softer than AR500
      Softer to such a degree that any advantage from being woven immediately disappears.

      Look up any video of someone shooting steel wire.

      >rigidity, which is steel's one major benefit over other armor.
      ???
      What on earth are you talking about?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Probably that steel armor doesn't fracture and potentially lose effectiveness with each hit taken like ceramics do. The ceramic can stop nastier rounds but each shot breaks it a bit more even with weaker rounds. I'm sure many of us have steel targets that have been hit so many times a ceramic plate would've been dust ages ago if subjected to that many shots.

        That said if you're getting shot so much your level 4 plates fail due to simple volume of fire steel probably wouldn't have saved you either and you've probably already got plenty of holes in places the plates weren't covering.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > Probably that steel armor doesn't fracture and potentially lose effectiveness with each hit taken like ceramics do.
          If you are getting shot enough times to ruin a ceramic plate, its already over for you

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Remember kids. Always read the whole post before you reflexively reply.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Duly noted and not heeded.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]
          Steel has no blackface deformation and spreads out impacts across the entire plate. Ceramic plates can hurt a LOT depending on what they get hit by, but with steel, the heaviest round it can stop will simply knock you off balance.

          >Hit Ceramic with round that would punch straight through the Steel Plate
          >It Deforms more than the steel plate getting hit with a totally different round
          >This is a downside
          Show me a Ceramic plate the weight of a steel plate that will stop .308 AP, and we'll see how much it deforms.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Refer back to my original post
            >steel's one major benefit over other armor
            Yeah, it's heavy and doesn't protect against as much. Anything it does stop will just completely bounce off harmlessly, and that's nice in its protection envelope.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Yeah, it's heavy and doesn't protect against as much. Anything it does stop will just completely bounce off harmlessly, and that's nice in its protection envelope.
              What round causes significant BFD in a ceramic plate but wont penetrate a steel plate?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Biggest example off the top of my head is a shotgun slug. IIRC, magnum handgun cartridges also produce pretty rough BFD on ceramic. It's mostly a matter of projectile mass.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Probably that steel armor doesn't fracture and potentially lose effectiveness with each hit taken like ceramics do. The ceramic can stop nastier rounds but each shot breaks it a bit more even with weaker rounds. I'm sure many of us have steel targets that have been hit so many times a ceramic plate would've been dust ages ago if subjected to that many shots.

        That said if you're getting shot so much your level 4 plates fail due to simple volume of fire steel probably wouldn't have saved you either and you've probably already got plenty of holes in places the plates weren't covering.

        Steel has no blackface deformation and spreads out impacts across the entire plate. Ceramic plates can hurt a LOT depending on what they get hit by, but with steel, the heaviest round it can stop will simply knock you off balance.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >blackface deformation
          I too must make a bigger nose and stick my lips out when doing blackface.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NIJ standards for blackface deformation is Sarah Silverman sitting in front of a mirror and making faces at the armor plate

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah but that's only because she was handy after they'd got done measuring dents with her nose.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Make a reactive body armor with explosive plates

    Wear it

    Jump belly down to the ground

    Record it

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >any /k/ommandos tried woven steel cable armor?
    >Google the last 4 words
    >StackExchange
    >People have in fact not tried this
    >It's dumb for three thousand reasons
    If you're too dumb to use Google then you're too dumb to revolutionize armor.
    No, the next basic b***h nonsense idea you come up with will also not hold water.

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