P2_3 Electric Armour

Mark Phillips, Katie Herlingshaw, Duleep Vasudevan, Thomas Griffiths


The validity of using a highly charged capacitor as ‘electric armour’ on light tanks is investigated. The capacitor discharges a large amount of energy into the incoming projectile, causing it to vaporise. It is found that a potential difference of 1kV is required to charge the capacitor to the desirable electric potential energy to vaporise the projectile.

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