Tuesday 13 May 2014

Composite Armour

"April 9th,, 1916
To His Excellency, the Minister of Warfare

Report of Samuil Ignatiyevich Shevchenko, resident of Lugansk, 2nd section of Konyushennaya street

Right now, one of the best methods of protection is to resist the strike, no matter how strong. I have invented a method of withstanding any enemy strike with good odds. For this, armour can be weaved from fine twine. The strings should be 3/4 inches thick, and tightly packed together. The thickness of this armour should be no less than 28 inches.

This armour will be very useful. A strike against this armour will be elastic and will not bring any destruction. I would back it with steel armour, at least 4 inches in thickness. In order to counter the strike, you need to place the two substances together in a layer that is an arshin thick to make a fortress wall that can be placed anywhere. This method will save a large percentage of human lives. It should be used, time is of the essence. Existing and new methods of destruction bring a lot of death, and my idea can help against that.

In case Your Excellency deems my invention viable, I ask Your Excellency to notify me, and I will personally demonstrate this fabric I invented.

S.I. Shevchenko"
RGVIA 803-1-1816


  1. so this stuff would basicly be non-explosive reactive armor

  2. Sounds interesting.... was thus ever accepted and tested? I know it comes from a time with few records of such events but it would be interesting to see the results

  3. Its similiar to a spall liner.
    The US "Glass" Armor tests proved you can use just about anything as long as the hARDNESS AND ELACITY ARE VERY DIFFERENT IT WILL STOP THINGS BETTER THAN 1 PLATE.