Many armoured vehicles carry extra plating in order to pre-detonate incoming armour-piercing shells.
Today’s invention is to extend this idea to the provision of a double layer of plates to each side of such a vehicle.
This hinged plate unit could be moved to an angled orientation in order to provide improved deflection capabilities for incoming rockets etc.
The movement would be electrically driven and controlled from inside.
In defence against small arms fire, this unit might even be swung outwards under electronic control to ‘bat’ missiles back at those who launched them.
The double wall would also allow infantrymen to perch and shelter within this gap during movements towards a battle area.