This Kind of Beats Transparent Aluminum

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  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Giving metal the characteristics of wood makes it stronger and lighter.
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    There's already transparent ceramics out there stronger than trek's transparent aluminum. We sci-fi geeks are so behind it's sad.
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    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    hmmm....I wonder if this is the material the military uses to make windows for up-armored HUMVEES?
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    All the ones I've seen just use ballistic glass.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    oh that's what it is. Our unit never had any up-armored vehicles when I was in Iraq in 2003. I work on a few up armored HUMVEES now & then helping install & de-installing radios and other equipment. The glass is pretty sturdy looking that's for sure.