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Dragon Skin Armor. By Lupe Lara MEEN 3344 Material Science. What is Dragon Skin Armor?. Bulletproof vest with distinguishing silver dollar-sized circular discs that overlap like dragon scales.

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Dragon Skin Armor

By

Lupe Lara

MEEN 3344 Material Science


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What is Dragon Skin Armor?

  • Bulletproof vest with distinguishing silver dollar-sized circular discs that overlap like dragon scales.

  • Creates a flexible vest that allows a greater range of motion and can absorb more hits than standard military body armor.

  • The discs are composed of a silicon carbide ceramic matrices and laminates.


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Dragon Skin Benefits

  • Flexibilityflexible enough to wrap around the whole torso area that "move when you move".

  • LightweightThe lightest of the overt tactical and only covert concealable vests offering this type of protection and coverage.

  • Coverage OptionsOffers a minimum of 44% more coverage from our standard front and rear rifle protection than two standard 10" X 12" tactical plates. .

  • Diving Capable

    Durable and highly wear resistant sealingfor the overt tactical vest


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Downside to Dragon Skin

  • Heat TestFailed catastrophically... at minus 60 Fahrenheit, and at 120 and 160 degrees."

  • Vulnerability The scaled armor is more vulnerable from angled shots. Shot from a rear and side angle has a better chance of getting through Dragon Skin.

  • Weight Weighs 47.5 lbs compared to 28 lbs of current armor


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References

  • Slab. Dragon Skin Redux.http://op-for.com/2007/05/dragon_skin_redux.html

  • Army:Dragon Skin armor failed battery of tests.Associated Press. May 21,2007. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18790506/

  • http://www.pinnaclearmor.com/body-armor/dragon-skin.php