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Old 10-01-2017, 01:32 AM   #81
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Default Re: Segmented Plate - Pyramid Low Tech II what am I missing?

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Realistically, the amount of energy required for penetration is not linear with thickness. The energy required is approximately the equare of the thickness.
Well, that's not really accurate either, but GURPS damage is not a measure of energy, it's a measure of penetration.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:02 AM   #82
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Default Re: Segmented Plate - Pyramid Low Tech II what am I missing?

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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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