what is the strongest bullet proof material?

If someone were to build a full body armor suit, what material would be strongest (most bullet proof) but also be light.

8 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    aluminum? are you serious? aluminum is light, yeah, but its really soft, not bullet proof. i would say kevlar

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Really the problem is that you want both bullet proof and light. There are always compromises. Police generally wear kevlar vests, but these are only effective against certain types of firearms (mostly handguns). Steel, titanium, ceramic or polyethylene plates are often used to augment kevlar in vests designed to stop rifle rounds. The NATO standard body armor uses titanium plates.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    Kevlar prevents penetration, if you want to prevent damage like broken ribs or better protection the military uses composite armor. This is made up of ceramic, Kevlar, and metal banded plates that diffuse the impact across larger areas to prevent impact damage.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    If you are going to make an armor suit, you should get a composite armor which is made from multiple types of plates layered on top of each other.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_armour

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    ummm..... kevlar. its what the cops use. if you wanted solid armor like iron man, i'd use aluminum. or magnesium.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    kevlar, or carbon nanofiber

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    dragon skin!! for real, look it up on wikipedia

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Chris
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    marshmallow

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.