Post by AtomHeartDragon on Dec 18, 2019 18:56:42 GMT
This entire game was made the way it is because there are no simple, one size suits all answers. It depends on what do you want from your armour and what you are ready to pay for it (not just in terms of money).
I am not really sure you can go wrong with most armor setups. Use a thin layer light metal for Whipple shields to break up projectiles. I usually use tin for this. You could stuff the gap with aerogel if you want, but I have not seen much of a difference. Behind that you usually want a thicker and harder material to catch the larger chunks that don't break up in the Whipple shield, I usually use boron filament for this. After that you can use something to catch the spall, I usually use spider silk. If you are armoring against lasers aramid fiber works really good.
Despite all this, I personally find armor to be of little use. Armor should be the last resort. Against a well designed weapon, armor provides little protection. Typically range and speed are your best bet for survival. There is just too may things to armor against, and many things cannot be armored against, practically speaking.