Myth Busters Paper Armor

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by PaperAir, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Last night on Myth Busters they tested Chinese paper armor.The Chinese made there armor out of paper more than steel because it was cheaper and easy to make.They used Mulberry paper which is a tree bark paper and from what i read it got stronger when it got wet.Seems like a easy model project I might try in the future.
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I was watching a YouTube video on Shaolin Monks beating a paper makiwara. It held up much better than the plaster wall behind it!
  3. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Interesting! I'll have to Hulu that episode.
  4. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    that is the name of that YOUTUBE I like to check it out.
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Here's the link, it is around 3:28 minutes into it. The whole clip is interesting. I studied Sil Lum Kung Fu for around 8 years. It helped me out a lot when I was injured.
  6. Uyraell

    Uyraell Newbie

    Logically, paper armour produced from mulberry bark should not be any less effective than the wicker armour used by certain tribes in remote regions.
    There was an article some years ago on the topic, in an online Bulletin Board.
    Apparently, the wicker armour could stop musket balls from penetrating at a distance of about 40 yards.

    Were those reports exaggerated? Quite possibly, although I see no reason to doubt the amount of resistance to penetration such fibre armours may well have, be it wicker or paper.

    Kind and Respectful Regards, Uyraell.
  7. zwave343

    zwave343 the human lazor


    i dont doubt this for a minute. i mean, how many times has somebody screwed with your mind. like you say what you think is the obvious answer and then its wrong to what is the most unlikely answer. but then again if it is inpenatrable by bullet, you wouldnt like to wear it against someone with a flame thrower!!!!
  8. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    :p.....or a scribe..........:twisted: sorry, couldn't resist that!
  9. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    On the show they did shoot the armor with a mussle loader and it did stop the ball.The Japanese where so impressed with it,s performance they adopted the armor for a while.I read they would wet it down to resist fire which also made it stronger.
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I knew the Japanese were advanced but to know they could watch MythBusters in the past before Television was invented scares the heck out of me! (Only kdding, couldn't resist it!) :) (of course, that could explain why they attacked us, maybe they thought it would pre-empt those 2 buffoons!!:p
  11. primal

    primal New Member

    in my country i don`t view theese myth busters....:(
  12. inky

    inky Member

  13. Ultanis

    Ultanis New Member

    There was also and episode of MythBusters where they uses phone books to bullet proof a car. If I remember correctly it was able to stop a 7.62mm round
  14. murphyaa

    murphyaa Designer

    Give me a steel ruler, an exacto knife and a pair of scissors... I'll have that paper armor cut into little triangles in no time.
  15. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Those guys bother me. They also do way too many close ups and these guys look like Orangutangs to me. I took a still of this episode where they were doing something with a box. See what I mean?

  16. vader111

    vader111 New Member

    the only problem is that talking multiple hits from weapons would weaken it

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