Some articles on armor, steel armor, steel:
... the development of the ironclad warship, which carried wrought iron armor of considerable thickness ... This armor was practically immune to both the round cast-iron cannonballs then in use and to the recently developed explosive shell ... very effective against wrought iron armor, but were not serviceable against compound and steel armor, which was first introduced in the 1880s ...
... Later, wood and iron were combined in 'sandwich' armor, for instance in HMS Inflexible ... Steel was also an obvious material for armor ... It was tested in the 1860s, but the steel of the time was too brittle and disintegrated when struck by shells ...
Famous quotes containing the words armor and/or steel:
“In such an armor he may rise and raid
The dark cave after midnight, unafraid....”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
“The complaint ... about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernes, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances.”
—E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)