Armored Vehicles And Bullet-proofing Your Own Vehicle

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  1. Old Geezer

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    I put together a bunch of links that show armored vehicles for sale and techniques of bullet-proofing that may be applicable to your own vehicle. Short of buying some uber-expensive, rolling luxury, stops bullets, prevents kidnappings, keeps rolling after tires shot, car or truck, maybe you can build some panels for inside your current truck or car, these to put under your seat, behind your seat, between you and the door, around the engine. Also, here's links for run-fat tires & wheels, gas tanks that resist puncture, widows that won't explode. These links brought a bunch of ideas to my mind, maybe they will be of use to you also.

    Bullet-proofing techniques used by the professionals:
    http://www.caranddriver.com/features/how-to-bulletproof-a-car-feature

    Videos concerning: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bullet-proofing+vehicle

    Armoring services / products:
    Glass: http://www.armormax.com/ballistic-products/bulletproof-glass
    http://www.bulldogdirect.com/personal-vehicle-armor-kits/

    Plates: http://www.bulldogdirect.com/vehicle-armoring-blast/
    http://www.interbank-equipment.com/Bullet-Resistant-Panels.aspx?gclid=CJyg4omLk9QCFY-PswodGdMD9A
    Blankets: http://www.bulldogdirect.com/passenger-vehicles/
    Fuel tanks: http://www.bulldogdirect.com/self-sealing-fuel-tanks/
    Run-flat tires / rims:
    http://www.hutchinsoninc.com/CMS/index.php?page=Security-Runflats
    http://www.armormax.com/ballistic-products/run-flat-rollers
    https://tires.tirerack.com/tires/Run Flat Rims
    http://www.bulldogdirect.com/rodgard-run-flat-tire-inserts/
    https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/run-flat-insert.html

    Armored cars for the international market, mainly new, mainly expensive; I've tried to include as many used vehicles as possible:
    http://www.lascointl.com/used-vehicles/
    http://www.lascointl.com/vehicles/new.htm
    http://www.armormax.com/armored-cars?gclid=CMqoy-aAk9QCFRlXDQodowEP1Q
    http://www.armormax.com/protection/ballistic-levels
    http://www.armoredcars.com/armored-vehicles/Used-Armored-Vehicles/
    http://www.armoredcars.com/ballistics.php
    Includes pricing: http://buyarmoredcar.com/

    Homemade fiberglass plates:


    http://www.fibreglast.com/product/Woven_Roving_223/Fiberglass_Mat?gclid=CIGO9-WQk9QCFRJXDQodooYEjw

    Ceramic tiles over aluminum plate stops 5.56 NATO:
    Stopping the AK:

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    Several handguns & rifles tested. Doesn't stop the 7.62 x 54R:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC_-GHuP8TM
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    The above techniques lead one to the desire to try various layering/lamination techniques using light metal, ceramics, and fiberglass to disrupt bullet forward trajectory and then stop the yawed deformed bullet.
     
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  2. remnant

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    This is quite a mouthful with regard to the technical aspects of it. Your skills are badly needed around the world by all sorts ranging from members of the disciplined forces to wealthy frets. I read an article about Honduras where professionals and the wealthy being obvious targets of the high crime rate drive around in armoured cars. Is the armour skating you have expoundede on fit for smaller cars? This is the missing link in the armour skating industry.
     
  3. lonewolf

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    you going into a war zone or something??
     
  4. Xilkozuf

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    Sorry if I haven't open every single link in your topic, they are just too much and honestly I just kept thinking: what?!
    I'm asking too if you are going in a war zone? If not I think that an armored vehicle, a bulletproof car or anything similar is just a wast of money! It's okay to be prepared for every situations, but even preparation have its limit and this is a bit too much...
    Unless we are preparing for a Mad Max-style apocalypse, but it doesn't seems like this is the case.
     
  5. LilSoldierGirl

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    Thanks for taking the time to put those links together
     
  6. lonewolf

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    even if it were some Mad Max style apocalypse they ran out of fuel after a short time and had to resort to 4 legged transport- and so will we.
     
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  7. Xilkozuf

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    Well they might find out some alternative fuel, or just some alternative source of energy... but even in that case it's a situation too absurd to actually happen, and to actually need a vehicle like those ones!
     
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