glacis plate


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glacis plate

n
1. (Military) the frontal plate armour on a tank
2. (Military) a section of armour plate shielding an opening on a naval vessel
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An E-29 flame gun could be mounted on the glacis plate of the M26 which, in turn, could tow a motorized, 500-gallon E-24 fuel trailer.
The glacis plate on a Russian T-72 main battle tank consists of a sandwich of hardened steel, toughened steel, a composite ceramic material, such as glass fibre, and a spall liner.
The Warrior is already fitted with Chobham composite armour boxes on the sides and front glacis plate developed for the 1990-91 Gulf War.