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Bulletproof Tyres: The Truth, The Myth And The Fallacies



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Many at times, we are made to believe that bulletproof tyres can withstand any form of metals, concrete and even bullets. The real question here is, do we really have bulletproof tyres? Are there tyres made of metals to withstand bullets? Are these fictions or mere illusions? Keep a tab with AutoReportNG as we unravel the mystery in bulletproof tyres.

There is nothing that can compare to live. Its often said that when there is life, there is hope. Security is a significant concern for many these days, especially diplomats and ambassadors of other countries. With a continuous threat to safety, the vehicles of these high-value individuals come fixed with armour plating, bulletproof glasses, and a sturdy vehicle body. One of the prime focus remains on how to give the vehicle bulletproof tires for complete protection.

What Are Bulletproof Tires?

“Bulletproof” tyre is nothing but an exaggeration. There is nothing like a bulletproof glass but only a bullet-resistant glass. However, one needs to remember that a shot, which is moving fast can penetrate anything. The primary goal of manufacturers while making a bulletproof tire is to make one, which can stop a bullet. At the same time, the bulletproof tires should remain effective when hit by a larger round. A big bullet can pass through anything. The manufacturing of the bulletproof tires depends entirely on what purpose the tire is for and what type of artillery it is supposed to deflect.

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Bullet Proof Tire

In most cases, what they refer to as Bulletproof tire is a run-flat tire.

Run Flat Tire is a pneumatic vehicle tire that is designed to resist the effects of deflation when punctured, and to enable the vehicle to continue to be driven at reduced speeds – under 56 mph – and for limited distances – generally between 10 miles to 50 miles.

Inside the tire, clamped to the rim, there is a solid plastic wheel. If the tire is shot through, the insert lets the tire keep most of its shape.

Both types of tires lose a measure of effectiveness when punctured, and require driving at slower speeds when that happens.

Do they work for nails? Sure. The tire doesn’t care what pokes a hole in it. The thicker construction of run-flats might stand up to punctures a bit better than a standard tire, too. Still, they aren’t immune to the nails.

There is a type of tire that is immune to bullets and nails – the Michelin Tweel.

Michelin Tweel

Unfortunately, it isn’t available in normal car sizes. They only make them for lawn mowers and small off-road vehicles.

The tire is completely airless, relying on the flexibility of the rubber “spokes” for cushioning. The problem is, that kind of structure really kills its handling characteristics at higher speeds, which is why they don’t make them for cars.

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