Reply to "Injuries associated to steel plate armor?"

Trajan Aurelius posted:

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.

Or you wear armour to defeat the spall from the plate:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL23774/

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