Reply to "Injuries associated to steel plate armor?"

This has been a known issue since the intersection of armor and bullets, only the degree has changed.

The IJN Battleship Musashi had a spall liner inside each of its 18.1 inch three gun turrets and I am sure this was a wide spread practice in the Imperial Japanese Navy.  The liner was made of 9 mm think silk to absorb spall.

In the Vietnam War, helicopter crew were issued ceramic "chicken plates" with a ballistic nylon cover to capture spall from the shattered ceramic plates.

There are a number of modern tanks with spall liners on the inside.

So, known issue with known countermeasure.  Cover the armor with something to capture the spall.








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