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Discussion in 'Life, the Universe and Everything' started by San, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. San


  2. Soon soldiers wont die in a war anymore, yay :'D
  3. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

  4. Jamira

    Jamira Samurai Girl

    At the beginning of the new century I worked for a really crazy company. We started a project there for a secure military vehicle together with a canadian company:
    The job was to protect the passengers from serious injuries. At one hand from bullets and at the other hand from landmines. I've learned something about what happens when a landmine explodes below a vehicle. The vehicle will be accelerated vertically with high speed within fractions of a second. Plating doesn't help much. Vice versa, it'll strengthen the effect because it is the contrary of a crash-structure in modern cars. The shins and the backbones of the passengers will be crumbled. Especially the neck will be treated by an effect comparable to hang someone: It will break. The passengers will die or injured massively by the extrem acceleration, not by heat, pressure or parts of the vehicle. So what to do? Place vertical rails into the cabin as mount for the seats. Than put an explosive charge at it's top to accelerate the seat against the direction of the acceleration from the landmine. Something comparable to the mode of functioning of an airbag. The cabin was made as sandwich-structure with several layers of different materials. Same with the window glass. Thickness 80 mm.

    Unfortunately the project became too expensive. Too much development costs. The boss canceled it ... :-( This was a project I loved very much ...
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
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