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    I got the idea from a documentary, It was about samurais. It mentioned that the reason the wore blankets, or capes behind them was to block arrows. The people in the documentary conducted a experiment, they fired arrows at the blanket and the blanket absorbed the arrows and stopped them from touching the samurai.
    The way this works is the arrow is fired and travels to the target and when it hits the sheets flapping in the air (the samurai is on horseback with huge cape in the wind) the sheets absorb the arrow and stop them and not harming the samurai, I was wondering what if you had a much much stronger sheet and much much stronger projectiles?
    Lets say we have a 10x 10 foot sheet of carbon nano fibers, this sheet is extended outside a Humvee, it hangs out like a window curtain, if you fire bullets at the sheet they sheet should absorb the bullets?

    The spinning of the projectile?
    The muzzle velocity?
    The sheet?


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    I don't think (but I also don't know) it's bullets that give much of a threat to Humvees, I'm thinking the big problem is explosives. Plus, with that thing flapping around it would give away positions way too easily. Just my uninformed thoughts on the subject.


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    I don't think (but I also don't know) it's bullets that give much of a threat to Humvees, I'm thinking the big problem is explosives.
    You're quite right for HMMWVs built over the past ten years. Japith's idea is close to spall liners used in some vehicles including HMMWV ballistic blankets of our course much of the American body armor systems.
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    Part of the reason that the cloak and arrow technique works is also the spin of the arrow. When it comes into contact with the fabric, usually silk, the air pocket acted as a buffer and the rotation of the arrow would cause it to bind with the cloak.
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    An additional advantage is visibility. Having a flowing cape behind you makes it hard for a person shooting at you from behind to make out your anatomy. So, even though they would probably still hit you, they're going to have a hard time hitting your heart specifically, or any other pressure point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    An additional advantage is visibility. Having a flowing cape behind you makes it hard for a person shooting at you from behind to make out your anatomy. So, even though they would probably still hit you, they're going to have a hard time hitting your heart specifically, or any other pressure point.
    If I am ever in combat and our escape vehicle is a HMMWV and there will be MG, heavy fire on our vehicle, I will make sure I through a giant retractile cape on top of it before the operation is a go.
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