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Not sure i dare post.. but its very interesting!

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Not sure i dare post.. but its very interesting!

In WW2 britain was considering making aircraft carriers from ICE.
Ice mixed with wood pulp was found not only to be as strong as concrete but also melted a lot slower - a sample even being placed in Churchills hot bath and not melting. Impenetrable, invisible to radar, non attractive to magnetic mines, the idea was a winner until a few picked it to bits.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725467/Mad-genius-tried-beat-Hitler-warships-ice.html
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Re: Not sure i dare post.. but its very interesting!

I remember a TV program doing a special on this - it worked quite well and was surprisingly resilient to attack (until it melted)
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Re: Not sure i dare post.. but its very interesting!

Quote from: DomS
surprisingly resilient to attack

At least it wouldn't burn like some ships ally super structures.
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Re: Not sure i dare post.. but its very interesting!

Geoffrey Nathaniel Joseph Pyke pykrete     Project Habakkuk
documented in a very good book   Churchill's Iceman
couldn't put it down .................Geoffrey Pyke was first cousin to Magnus Pyke