Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 Technology

Bullet-Proof Wall System that Can Be Easily Assembled


A new armored wall system has been recently unveiled to the military. The $800,000 project was called McCurdy, after Ryan S. McCurdy, who was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2006.

The 6.5-foot tall wall can be assembled in less than an hour, being able to protect against mortars, RPGs and bullets.

The new system provides improved protection and better mobility for the marines. The McCurdy walls can be easily stacked in a truck and transported. One panel can be assembled by four marines in less than 10 minutes without having to use additional equipment. As soon as several panels are assembled, they can be snapped together like Lego blocks and form a bullet proof shelter. Steel pins are used to secure the panes.

It is worth mentioning that the wall can be assembled in various shapes, be it U-shape or J-shape. To make the shelter even more secure, troops can put up a second layer or armor, informs National Defense Magazine.

The walls also include bullet-proof windows, providing marines a line of sight. Thus the system can be used for both defense and tactical maneuvers.

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