The Development of Lightweight Armor for Riverine Craft 690546

New lightweight armor systems are being used by the Navy to provide extensive armor protection for its highspeed, highly maneuverable riverine craft. Selection of materials is done through a basic armor system design computer program by which the craft performance characteristics are systematically inputed as a time history spectrum, combined with a description of the designated critical areas, allowable damage, and shielding effects of the vehicle to be armored as well as a description of the weapons which it will encounter.


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