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Old 1st Dec 2010, 16:50
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Not_a_boffin
 
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Have you seen the size of some containers for munitions and FIAM?

All done to Defstan or Milspec (protect against all sorts of shock and transport damage) and in general that means providing some form of energy abosrption and rigidity. That tends to mean weight, which unless you go for something exotic, like composites or unobtanium tends to mean ally or steel and therefore relatively high weight.
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