Is there such a thing as transparent aluminum? Not exactly, but manufacturer Surmet has created something very much like it, and it serves as a protective armor as well. If you are a weapons enthusiast, then this is going to get you all excited.
You may be thinking about bulletproof glass and how it does the job – to a certain degree. Is there really a need for transparent aluminum armor? Definitely! As mentioned, bulletproof glass does work, but in reality, all it really does is to stop some bullets, not all kinds. More so, when you use a lot of bulletproof glass (obviously, the more you use, the better protected you are) on a vehicle, it becomes much heavier. This results in the slowing down of the car. And when you want to get away from gunfire, slow is the last thing that you need!