Armorline Transparent Ceramic Ballistic Glass

Bullet proof up to two shots of .50 caliber:

At 50-60% lighter and thinner than tradition ballistic glass, this looks awesome.

So much for armored car and APC windows needing to be pizza box thick.



LB July 5, 2011 at 12:29 am

No links on where to buy these ?

Will July 5, 2011 at 01:38 am

It always amazes me what they come up with these days.

dan July 5, 2011 at 03:20 am

maybe i’m just an idiot, but this stuff might make great ballistic plates. somehow

Dillankid July 5, 2011 at 08:11 am

It had me thinking the same thing…

Danni July 5, 2011 at 05:58 am

Dang it, I’m too poor to afford cool things. I wonder if they’ll send a free sample to just anybody…

That one guy July 5, 2011 at 06:22 am

Now imagine it being applied in traditional pizza box thicknesses. It’d be awesome lol
I’d like to see them use military fifty caliber ammo. The DU kind.

And the performance is less impressive when you realise how different a bullet proof glass is from a ceramic bullet proof pane. This is like comparing Dragon skin to a flak jacket. :/

It could be the applique armor of the future. Buy it in packs and stick it to whatever you want armored. Stick on armor has become a reality :D. Now if only someone could figure out how to make Stim-packs real. Rapid fire injecting one’s self with Health points is totally safe lol.

andrew July 5, 2011 at 03:55 pm

i got your stim-packs…it’s called “5-Hour Energy”…lol

NikonMikon July 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

The DU kind in video games you mean? Show me 50 caliber BMG D.U. rounds. Tungsten isn’t D.U. btw so if you plan on sending me the Mk211 “Raufoss” don’t bother.

That one guy July 6, 2011 at 04:43 am

If you’re gonna keep riding my ass, i’m gonna go back to killing you with the gayness m’kay? I heard the military at one point tested it in small arms, so logically you can produce such a thing from an existing set of dimensions and specifications. MAKE IT HAPPEN AND TEST IT ON THIS.

And why not Raufoss rounds? I say throw whatever you can at this sort of bullet-resistant material. Not just test it like this to prove what it’s safe up to, but take it further and shoot at it with EVERYTHING and see what it ultimately fails at. Stacked traditional pizza-box thickness of course. You never know, they might be the first people to ever offer a 20mm resistant application lol.

NikonMikon July 6, 2011 at 06:29 am

You clearly referred to it as “military fifty caliber ammo. The DU kind.” Sounds like you play a lot of videogames and own no guns to me. 20mm resistant glass is probably not a priority because the rest of the vehicle will still be highly vulnerable. What good is a HMMV with 20mm resistant windows when the body is easily penetrated by it? Think before you post.

That one guy July 6, 2011 at 08:17 am

>.> Okay so i dont know as much about ammunition as i do firearms and explosive munitions. I admit it, and i’m a little butthurt by doing so. And videogames? Psh, i READ thank you very much. But to be fair, any book or article that mentions Fifty caliber in any great detail will usually say something about an ‘unnamed’ DU round that our military uses. Though that’s more than likely the Mk211, so excuse me making an assumption.

And so what it’d be a totally useless amount of armored glass, considering how vulnerable the rest of the vehicle would be. I’m just saying that, if it was, at traditional thicknesses, it’d prove just how strong it is and would probably attract many more customers. There’s no better sales pitch for protection than being overkill resistant :3

NikonMikon July 6, 2011 at 08:24 am

I guess. The mk211 is a complex round which contains no DU (look it up on wikipedia and see for yourself). So those articles are not referencing it. Maybe this glass would be overkill but if its the same size and weight as other glass what is the point of it being able to stop 20mm if they wont even aim at the glass in the first place with 20mm because they know the proper useage of 20mm and what it can penetrate? I know if I was manning a 20mm gun I would not be aiming at the stupid glass when I know it could penetrate the vehicle. See what I mean? I don’t see it having a place but I could be wrong…

That one guy July 6, 2011 at 07:13 pm

Well the books mention something, and i have no idea what it is. Now i’m dying to know lol. I wonder If it’s the SLAP rounds… well i dunno lol.

And the point isn’t it being armored up like that for actual use, it’s just to demonstrate just how strong the product is. Overkill for the sake of overkill. Plus, it could be the transparent stick on armor of the future. Layer up a vehicle with it and it suddenly becomes immune to small arms fire almost entirely. Best used on things that are allready poorly armored. Heck, this all over a stryker plus cage armor would be an interesting combo.

Ranger G July 5, 2011 at 09:35 pm

Hmmm. Very impressive advance in technology–although like all weight saving gains in the military, somehow I doubt vehicles will be much lighter when they get done up-armoring the thing. And…it’s a CQB Barrett, so you’re down a couple, three hundred FPS on MV. And it’s ball, not AP. And, well…that magazine holds ten rounds. So stop two, then start ducking. But all that said, it is still very impressive advance–and it looks like there might be less light loss/clarity impacts than you have with normal armored glass.

Doug July 6, 2011 at 04:15 am

Half the thickness, half the weight, twice the cost.

lone survivor July 10, 2011 at 08:19 pm

Just the item to use for windows in your survival retreat home. A “bad guy” sniper sees you walk by in the window and fires, but no peneration through the window! Then you can fire back.
Say, in one of the Star Trek movies, the one about getting two whales, they were suppose to come up with transparent aluminum, sounds very similar.

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