Accession Number : ADD007763

Title :   Active Armor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Markus,Harold ; McCaughey,Joseph M

Report Date : 25 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 3

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)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Armor plate, Steel, Liquid metals, Sodium, Potassium, Lithium, Projectiles, Embrittlement, Penetration, Countermeasures

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE