Science and Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Armor Gets Torched

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Lucasfilm and Disney today released a new episode of Science and Star Wars on the science of Boba Fett. In this week’s video, the actor who plays Boba Fett, Daniel Logan, joins the show to test the bounty hunter’s armor against stabbing knives, a 2-watt blue laser diode, and an arm-mounted flamethrower.

As the Star Wars universe’s most famous bounty hunter, Boba Fett has an armored chest plate, a back-mounted jet pack, wrist gauntlets housing a fiber cord whip, and a mounted blaster and a mini-flamethrower. Watch what happens when the actor who played young Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones tests a recreation of Boba Fett’s armor, a 5.5 Kevlar vest — whose tensile strength makes it 5x stronger than steel — against Star Wars-level weaponry. 
Over the course of the series, Science and Star Wars explores science fantasy, science fact, and the gray area in between, every Tuesday on the official Star Wars Facebook page.
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