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Syria shaving razor armour, how does it work.


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So, an outer layer of 'razors' that look like flimsy steel meant to deform before penetration.

 

A backing layer of cast 'something' in a box.  Perhaps its concrete, or a rubber/pebble mix.  

 

This could just be some type of externally applied bulging plates armour.

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To be perfectly honest, it looks like improvised material hastily attached to the tank to give the crews more confidence.  I didn't see any reason to think that there was anything particularly clever or scientific about the design.  It was just an attempt to put something; anything into the path of incoming threats and thicken the armor up a bit more, the same as tank crews have been doing since at least the 1940s.

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