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Fish scales inspire Chinese bulletproof vest resistant to armour-piercing rounds

A research team in Changsha in central China’s Hunan province said it had developed the world’s first lightweight, flexible body shield to protect soldiers from armour-piercing weapons.Three rounds of armour-piercing incendiary (API) bullets were fired from point-blank range (up to 15 metres or 50 feet) into the bionic scale armour at nearly three times the speed of sound. None of the shots penetrated the composite materials, according to a paper published in the domestic peer-reviewed journal… ...

A research team in Changsha in central China’s Hunan province said it had developed the world’s first lightweight, flexible body shield to protect soldiers from armour-piercing weapons.Three rounds of armour-piercing incendiary (API) bullets were fired from point-blank range (up to 15 metres or 50 feet) into the bionic scale armour at nearly three times the speed of sound. None of the shots penetrated the composite materials, according to a paper published in the domestic peer-reviewed journal…

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