Description : The story of armor technology--including the rise and fall of the main battle tank--the ideas behind it, and its utilization in combination with other forces to form an extraordinarily rich variety of units and formations.
Description : Christians are under spiritual attack yet many are unaware that there is a powerful weapon of protection. Satan is on the prowl looking for those he can devour and Christians who do not have on the proper armor are an easy target for these attacks. In The Armor of Light, author Charles A. Ness shows fellow Christians how to protect themselves and their families by putting on the armor of light. Romans 13:12 instructs us to put on the armor of light; that is a covering of light imparted by the glorious presence of the Lord, acting as a shield of protection that is put on through prayer. You can experience a new level of spiritual protection and victory over evil when wrapped in Gods glorious light. Charles Ness has done the Anabaptist nation as well as the body of Christ a great service in writing that which the Lord has revealed to him about the armor of light! His biblical grounding and revelation of the armor of light will not only benefit and help many, but will bring breakthrough for all those who apply it in their lives. I found Charlies clear articulation, thoughtful exposition, and practical examples to be deeply valuable and insightful. May God continue to unfold his kingdom reign on earth as it is in heaven as we put on and walk in the armor of light. Noel Santiago, LEADership minister, Franconia Mennonite Conference It is obvious God Anointed you for this moment-in-time to share with us this high level message that is so applicable for mature Christians. Had I understood this message more fully in years past, I could have spared myself much trouble and heartaches. Ben Girod, Bishop, Amish Church
Description : Alexander the Great led one of the most successful armies in history and conquered nearly the entirety of the known world while wearing armor made of cloth. How is that possible? In Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor, Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete provide the answer. An extensive multiyear project in experimental archaeology, this pioneering study presents a thorough investigation of the linothorax, linen armor worn by the Greeks, Macedonians, and other ancient Mediterranean warriors. Because the linothorax was made of cloth, no examples of it have survived. As a result, even though there are dozens of references to the linothorax in ancient literature and nearly a thousand images of it in ancient art, this linen armor remains relatively ignored and misunderstood by scholars. Combining traditional textual and archaeological analysis with hands-on reconstruction and experimentation, the authors unravel the mysteries surrounding the linothorax. They have collected and examined all of the literary, visual, historical, and archaeological evidence for the armor and detail their efforts to replicate the armor using materials and techniques that are as close as possible to those employed in antiquity. By reconstructing actual examples using authentic materials, the authors were able to scientifically assess the true qualities of linen armor for the first time in 1,500 years. The tests reveal that the linothorax provided surprisingly effective protection for ancient warriors, that it had several advantages over bronze armor, and that it even shared qualities with modern-day Kevlar. Previously featured in documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the Canadian History Channel, as well as in U.S. News and World Report, MSNBC Online, and other international venues, this groundbreaking work will be a landmark in the study of ancient warfare.
Description : These proceedings contain current research from industry, academia and government organizations, working on opaque and transparent ceramic armor. Papers on novel materials concepts for both vehicle and body armors are included, as well as papers that explore the relationship between computational modeling and property testing. These papers were presented at the Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 22-27, 2006, Cocoa Beach, Florida. Organized and sponsored by The American Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society's Engineering Ceramics Division in conjunction with the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division.
Description : Published shortly World War I, this book presents the virtues and failings of helmets and body armor in warfare of the time. To this end, it brings together materials collected from all accessible sources; it shows the kinds of armor which each nation used in World War I, their strengths, and weaknesses. This publication approaches then-contemporary armor in a historical context, weighing aesthetic and practical concerns and comparing armor to well-known pieces in the Met's collection.
Description : The Armor Ceramics Symposium provides an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of unclassified information and ideas pertaining to the development and incorporation of ceramic materials for armor applications. This collection of articles from the seventh edition of this symposium focused on Impact, Penetration and Material Modeling, Material Concepts, Processes and Characterization, the Application of NDE, and Transparent Armor.