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Q&A Composite armor based on diamonds, could it work?

Under normal circumstances, monolithic diamond is pretty terrible at resisting impact, due to it being weak in certain planes, also known as cleavage planes. To solve this, why don't we just make ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Mr. Mistoffelees‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Could a dragon scale mail be made from shed skin?

So, Georgie, the paladin who's still unsure about going down the path of lawful stupid, decided not to kill the dragon. Now, this means they can finally use The Orb of Dragonkind for something afte...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How could a ballistic mask provide full protection without compromising the wearer's singing voice?

So, I'm having trouble with one of my character designs. Guardian angels are former humans who died in such dumb ways that Heaven simply couldn't let them in, not before they proved they can preve...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A If it could be shaped, would chitin from giant insects make decent body armor?

I found a previous question on using chitin from giant insects to make weapons and armor, but the answer left out something I had considered for the medieval fantasy setting I'm developing. The ans...

6 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arvex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arvex‭

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Q&A Ideal Materials for Laser / Energy Weapon Defense

In most future sci-fi settings, it is apparent that laser weapons (or as Star Wars likes to call it, blasters) and energy weapons in general would have replaced most standard ballistics for main in...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CYCLOPSCORE‭

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Q&A Lightning striking full plate "” what's the damage to the wearer?

I have a knight fighting a dragon with an electric breath weapon, I'm wondering what would actually happen when the knight was struck by the weapon, assuming it has the power of a 'regular' lightni...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Mourdos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mourdos‭

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Q&A is there a way to make water armor and condense the water?

i want to make an armor made of liquid, for example like dew accumulate and attached to the person or just dip into water and the water attached/carried on (just example), but it also condense the ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Li Jun‭

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Q&A The possibility of a bulletproof hardwood?

In my conworld, the inhabitants have futuristic technology and use armour that is made of primarily wood but will absorb bullet impacts and even armour-piercing rounds. It is cited as being very fi...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A What kind of protection system could be used against railguns?

What kind of system using modern technology would be able to counter a railgun projectile on a vehicle (both land and sea)? Would a think slab of angled armour in the shape of "&lt;" work to cover ...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by SMS von der Tann‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by SMS von der Tann‭

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Q&A What would be the most practical way to use a dragon's scales as armor?

I'm working on a roleplaying game in a medieval fantasy setting with a focus on crafting and I am having trouble visualizing how armor made from scales of creatures would be assembled; both for art...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Arvex‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Arvex‭

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Q&A What metallic alloys would be used for weapons and armor in the XXI century knighthood games?

The year is 2035 and Channel 55-KYED decided on a new reality show. the XXI century knighthood games. It will be your basic renaissance faire re-enactment of medieval combat but since they are doi...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mindwin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mindwin‭

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Q&A Natural Armour and Weapons

In my fantasy world, the magic system pretty much makes metal armour and weapons obsolete. The magic system's specifics aren't important, just note that the magic system allows the users to 'penetr...

15 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Uncertainty‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Uncertainty‭

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Q&A Armor design for bird people? | Gliding

So, there are birdpeople/birdfolk in my setting. They're ~170 cm tall bipedal humanoids with a pair of functioning wings, slightly below the shoulders. They're covered with feathers, except for the...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A What would self-repairing armor be made of?

My question is, how can, say, a spacecraft have self repairing armor? It works using three layers: Delicate computers and people inside, armor repair system surrounding that, and then the armor its...

8 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by PyRulez‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by PyRulez‭

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Q&A Dragon scales are foamy inside, how to make them more bullet-resistant?

The three most common properties of dragon scales are: being lightweight heat-resistance just plain resistance The first two are simple: by making the scales out of a substance similar to nacre...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A How can my powered armor quickly replace its ceramic plates?

Though ceramic plates are harder than a math exam, and can practically obliterate projectiles, they are one-hit wonders. Self-repairing has been demonstrated for a composite of silicon carbide and ...

18 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A Would armour made of spider silk work?

Would it be possible to use spider silk for armour, instead of metal? I am not worried about how to obtain the silk. I know that spiders are not domesticable and that they are too aggressive to ea...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Luís Henrique‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Luís Henrique‭

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Q&A New Age Armor Materials

In my world, high velocity projectile weapons have become obsolete due to a shield/forcefield that can nullify and deflect projectiles traveling at, or above supersonic speed (EDIT: Firearms are de...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Lucas A.‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Lucas A.‭

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Q&A Creating Video Game Armor

So, I find almost every video game funny. I mean, in the big picture, how many theoretical physicists did you see toppling interdimensional empires, punching elder gods in the scrotum, and killing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Q&A If people had hollow bones to enable flight how would you design armour to protect them?

A race in my novel have hollow bones to allow for flight. The character that belongs to this race is a warrior. It would be very easy to break bones simply by punching a fighter of this race. Is th...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by thelonelywriter‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by thelonelywriter‭

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Q&A What material to use for a near-future armoured spaceship?

In a setting with (mostly) near future technology what material would a top end naval spaceships hull be made out of? The hull must follow the following requirements: Able to withstand the strai...

10 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Bellerophon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Bellerophon‭

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Q&A Ballistic armor for mammoths/ general potential carrying capacity

First question so go easy! I've been looking around for the carrying capacity of Elephants, hoping to extrapolate that to a Woolly or Columbian Mammoth. I know logging Indian elephants can lift hal...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Irving Washington‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Irving Washington‭

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Q&A How effective would an iron sulphide carapace be at resisting small-arms gunfire?

I've been designing a race of humanoids with a thick chitinous arthropodal carapace resilient to small-calibre gunfire and physical trauma that would cripple a normal human being. This carapace is ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Arbiter Elegante‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Arbiter Elegante‭

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Q&A Is it possible to have detachable natural armor?

This is a partial extension to this question: What kind of natural armor would stop bullets? I was wondering if a creature could grow armor in such a way which would allow for it to detach a porti...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OneSurvivor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by OneSurvivor‭

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Q&A Blunt force resistant armor?

In my fantasy world, monsters of several varieties all exist. However, it seems the majority of them have enough stab resistance that blunt force is the best way to defeat them. I want to have a va...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Clay Deitas‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Clay Deitas‭

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Q&A Indestructible silk: good armor?

I've been playing with different conceptualizations and types of armor for historical settings, especially armor with magic enchantments or made from weird materials. I was stuck thinking about lig...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Pinion Minion‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Pinion Minion‭

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Q&A Full body bullet resistant armour

The "people" wearing this are 10 times stronger than humans and have near unlimited muscular endurance so weight is of little (but not no) concern. Their ballistic and gun technology is as advance...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by P.Lord‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by P.Lord‭

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Q&A How to make my motorcycle rider survive driving into a wall?

Question I am currently trying to create a dramatic introduction for one of my characters, John Smith. The current iteration of the idea has him suddenly colliding with a solid wall on a motorbike...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Frederick Twyford‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Frederick Twyford‭

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Q&A Creating a Scientifically Semi-Valid Pseudo-Arthropod Primate Part 2: Exoskeleton Mimicking Amour plating

Other questions from this thread: Question 1 Question 3 Oh my that title is a mouthful, but as a parody of the super solider questions and as an efficient way of organizing these questions I wil...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Pancreas Chitin

Okay so I am making these arthropod looking humanoid mammalian species, so think of a human with armadillo armor and jointed sloth arms. And I have heard that the pancreas produces Chitin so my que...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Amoeba‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Amoeba‭

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Q&A Weather and temperature effects on leather armor

What exactly happens to leather armor in different environmental conditions, for example battles or long exposure to rain or desert heat? What can be done to negate or care for it?

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by David K.‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by David K.‭

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Q&A Armor increasing strength

Many games have various side bonuses on their armors other than just defense. These bonuses can often be active things like having a ghost thrall to protect you when wearing a special armor or mor...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Ekaen‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Ekaen‭

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Q&A Metal Armour vs lightning strikes?

So I'm thinking about having my race of lightning wielding rabbits wear metal armour. The first one that came to mind was gold. And then a quick Google search later told me gold is one of the best ...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Skye‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Skye‭

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Q&A Aluminium as body armor?

So, this question has been asked before, but I would like to make a few stipulations regarding the specifics of my question. Firstly, the aluminium in question is fabricated in modern times, and...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by DJKnarnia‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by DJKnarnia‭

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Q&A How to protect a tail while wearing armor?

I'm in the point of my story when two main characters meet each other, ally and start a rebellion against gods. One of my main characters is a wolf-girl (anime tendencies bruh) however she'll one o...

9 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Lunar Heretic‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Lunar Heretic‭

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Q&A Could a Super-Light Gas Improve Heavy Armor?

Assume that Handwavium is a gas many times lighter than Hydrogen. Is it realistic to use this gas to make relatively heavy full-body armor (say, brass) lighter and/or more maneuverable? This seems ...

13 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by mmur‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by mmur‭

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Q&A Disposable/reabsorbed organic body armor in altered humans

In this world, there are a small percentage of humans with "special" abilities. The source of these abilities is alien genetic meddling for their own cryptic reasons (though the characters don't kn...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by EGJ‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by EGJ‭

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Q&A Would the sudden creation of a super-suit cause noticeable wind?

Using my world changing invention and my massive intellect I have created the perfect defensive tool for myself and any minions valued friends I deem might need one. The tool is a super suit that ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Joe Bloggs‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Joe Bloggs‭

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Q&A Could a creature harden its natural hide plates with metals it consumed?

Like the title says, could a creature use metals absorbed through consumption to harden its natural armor? Metals and minerals that would be available would be similar to those on Earth (iron, alum...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Bishop2905‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Bishop2905‭

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Q&A Can graphene claws cut through steel armor

So take a creature like a werewolf or a Fallout deathclaw. Either through evolution or genetic engineering has claws with a graphene edge instead of keratin. The claws work like a more organic v...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Anketam‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Anketam‭

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Q&A How do exoskeleton suits connect at joints; when movement is powered?

Probably the most well-known exoskeleton suit is Iron Man. In concept, you'll usually see Exoskeleton suits with either tight-fitting joints (perhaps similar to plate armor, I'm not sure), or, y...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by DoubleDouble‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by DoubleDouble‭

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Q&A Can non-Newtonian fluid properties be applied to armor?

Non-Newtonian fluids are fluids that exhibit the qualities of a solid under rapid pressure but function as a liquid under long duration pressures. Is it possible, that an animal skin or some sor...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Westside Tony‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Westside Tony‭

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Q&A An armor that deflects any physical forces against it

Suppose you are given an armor that has this curious property: as soon as a force is applied into it, the force vector is changed by 180°. If you throw a rock against it, the corresponding energy ...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Chaotic‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Chaotic‭

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Q&A Physical speed of insectoid lifeforms

Would humanoid sized insectoid lifeforms be relatively slow considering that their exoskeleton would have to be rather heavy since it takes more 'armor' to get the same relative protection? Genera...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by bowlturner‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by bowlturner‭

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Q&A Designing the safest possible, futuristic combat helmet

To protect against blunt strikes, high velocity projectiles, and concussive energy weapons, what type of helmet design would best distribute force of impact and/or redirect blows away from the head?

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Jacob Jones‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Jacob Jones‭

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Q&A Shock Absorption For Real

Based on the previous answer here, concerning hammer-proof armor, one of the easiest way to mitigate blunt force trauma, both from swinging hammers and falling off buildings, are with some sort of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by grimmsdottir‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by grimmsdottir‭

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