spaced armor

spaced armor

[′spāst ′är·mər]
(ordnance)
An arrangement of armor plate, using two or more thicknesses, each thickness spaced from the adjoining one; used as a protective device, particularly against shaped-charge ammunition.
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The most prevalent type in use by the IDF is the "Waizata" spaced armor (commonly called "toga").
Because the effectiveness of spaced armor is very dependent upon the type of warhead and angle of impact, under many conditions the shaped charge "jet" is able to penetrate both the skirt and the hull.
A side effect of these steel-framed racks, together with the supplies and gear stowed in them, is that they acted as improvised spaced armor and detonated RPGs with some standoff distance from the hull.
A more effective spaced armor was designed at Anniston Army Depot in May 2004, creating a "kit" that enables the side skirts and ramp armor taken from older, out-of-service M2A0 Bradleys to be bolted onto M113A3s.
Spaced armor represents a method of fabrication rather than a selection of materials.