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I'm very interested in how scientists/engineers can help to improve the survivability of our soldiers and reduce injuries. I do actually enjoy pondering stuff like this in my free time [/size] .
You need help!!
In asymmetric-type warfare like you see in Iraq/Afghanistan, the acidity of seagull sh1t has proven a serious concern. In fact, recent research has proven that seagull excretions, and especially coming from seagulls that have been fed on McMeals, contain a very high level of a certain acid previously unknown to science. This startling discovery has led to many others, including that seagull excrements contribute to the thinning or steel armour, due to the acidity contained in said sh1t. Therefore, cutting-edge science is now looking for a seagull-sh1t-shield to equip most armoured vehicles currently assymetrically deployed in theatres such as Iraq/Afghanistan. If you want to make a contribution to science, I suggest that this becomes your main area of research.
Dear Thinker, Have you thought about the benefits of Tital Repelant Armour. It based around the Co-efficient of the Linear Expansion of Steel when opposed to High Impact Penetating Projectiles, interupted by De-matrisised Neo blockers, these in turn may be influenced by Muon reactive partices, bi-polarised with randomly excited pregenerative card coated carbon threaded beams, corugated with lamelar sheets of prefabricated layout recovered neo waldo,s. Initial development should take about 50 years, but you seem to have plenty of time.
In asymmetric-type warfare like you see in Iraq/Afghanistan, what is the primary source of injury and death for soldiers? Is it IED heat & blast & fragments, shaped charge jets penetrating light vehicles' armour, AP sniper rounds, RPGs, assault rifle shots, etc...?