Rhino liner as ballistic armor

Rhino liner as ballistic armor

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    Rhino liner as ballistic armor

    I saw on CNN this morning that the military is putting Rhino liner on walls, because it protects the walls from rifle fire.

    I cannot find a link at CNN for the report.

    They showed a rifle round being absorbed by a Rhino covered wall, then another wall that had not been protected. The other wall was in pieces. I think they were confusing small arms fire for artillery. But then again, when do we trust CNN for reporting accuracy.
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    I heard something about that. I think they use it because its flexible and keeps things from flying apart when shot. I dont remember the details.

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    Yes, I can only I admit consider it reducing the spalling effect of bullet impact.

    Any actual ''ballistic shield'' effect I cannot see happening.
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    i sure cant see it as taking a Hit from a Bullet from break up or shrapnel i can see that not going though it but not stopping a actual bullet

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    It makes sense that it would help. If it holds the wall together, it should add some strength. Seems it would use the same principle of bulletproof glass- the glass deforms to catch the bullet instead of crumbling and allowing it through.
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    I saw that either in the Discovery Channel or the Military Channel... I can't remember which.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    The Box O' Truth tested spall liner - it stops handgun rounds, but rifle rounds go right through it.

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot11.htm

    Not sure if this is the same stuff.

    Edit: Never mind, it is not.

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    Its different stuff. Spall liner is much tougher than rhino liner.

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    I have Rhino lining on my Dodge 1-ton.......

    wait a minute, while I go outside & put a round into it..............

    ....I'm not NUTS.....there is NO way 1/4" of Rhino will stop a bullet....well...it might stop a .22LR. But I can not see it stopping any centerfire round.
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    Wait.. wait... It was not to be used as bulletproofing but as blast-proofing for walls......
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Yea, thats what I've been trying to say. It wont stop a bullet but if you've ever shot throug a brick you know how much of the back side blows off. Rhino lining is flexible and will keep the blow out to a minimum. A brick covered in rhino lining will have a hole going in and a hole going out. It wont blow the back out of it like if it were uncoated.

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    Talking You want armor

    check this out Liquid Armor
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    That's the basic problem as I understand it. If you make something blast proof its not really bullet proof. if you make it bullet proof its not blast proof. The difference is point of impact vs. shock wave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J
    check this out Liquid Armor
    Now that is interesting! Kinda like the cornstarch and water effect...
    eschew obfuscation

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