Images shows stress distribution on Chinese developed scaled armour across different layers. The armour was inspired by the characteristics of a carp’s scales. Image: Zhu Deju/Hunan University
Images shows stress distribution on Chinese developed scaled armour across different layers. The armour was inspired by the characteristics of a carp’s scales. Image: Zhu Deju/Hunan University

Fish scales inspire Chinese bulletproof vest resistant to armour-piercing rounds

  • Researchers say their lightweight, flexible armour can protect its wearer from armour-piercing incendiary bullets fired from point-blank range
  • Scaled body protection was worn in ancient times but modern developers have struggled to make the technology work

Topic |   China science
Images shows stress distribution on Chinese developed scaled armour across different layers. The armour was inspired by the characteristics of a carp’s scales. Image: Zhu Deju/Hunan University
Images shows stress distribution on Chinese developed scaled armour across different layers. The armour was inspired by the characteristics of a carp’s scales. Image: Zhu Deju/Hunan University
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