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Tanarital is a high-grade military composite armor developed and used by the Pentagon Protectorate. It consists of several layers of nanorefined Steel-70, Zircon-82 ceramic, Tungsten-60 and Lead-40, providing ample protection against thermal, kinetic and radiation damage while remaining very light.

ProductionEdit

Tanarital requires slabs of already nanorefined metals for it's construction. At the beginning the steel and zircon slabs are sliced into many layers and joined together by high precision fusion welding. A hexagonal tungsten grid is then introduced into each of the layers and connected with grids in other layers, strengthening the construction and allowing the armor to conduct heat. A thin layer of lead is added to the bottom side of the armor to deflect whatever radiation didn't the tungsten grid catch. This combination is then again nanorefined to remove any defects made in the welding process and further enhance the metals.

This is a very long process, producing enough armor for a moderately sized warship can take dozens of years.

PerformanceEdit

The armor can resist very strong kinetic blows due to the combination of nanorefined brittle ceramics, strong steel and dense tungsten shattering and slowing down hitting projectiles, though the performance of the armor somewhat degrades after damage when the ceramics shatter.

The zircon ceramics can also absorb trendemous heat, very useful when trying to enter planetary atmospheres at high speed or being shot at with thermal weapons such as lasers or plasma. The tungsten grid helps by spreading the heat to a large area of the armor.

Full radiation protection is achieved by tungsten and lead layers. The combination of conductive metals and insulating ceramics also partially protects against EMP weapons by locking a part of the incoming charge inside the insulated metal layers.

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