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Old 10-01-2017, 09:02 AM   #82
Fred Brackin
Join Date: Aug 2007
Default Re: Segmented Plate - Pyramid Low Tech II what am I missing?

Originally Posted by DanHoward View Post
Realistically, the amount of energy required for plate penetration is not linear with thickness. The energy required is roughly the square of the thickness. .
When dealing with projectiles (the area where Gurps armor penetration is most accurate/measurable) increases in kinetic energy from velocity will result in a linear increase in penetration.

for example, if you double the velocity of a given projectile you will have quadrupled its' KE but only doubled its' damage/armor penetration.
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