a strong protective material likened to plastic (as being light, flexible, or transparent)
Typically portrayed as being transparent, although in the Star Wars universe it is described as a ceramic substance.
By putting his face flat against the armorplast panel he was able to see the ship, now a flaring fireball dropping in along a wide approach curve.
Thunderhead in Galaxy Science Fiction Apr. 41/2
The skin is an inch thick and tougher than armorplast.
Retief, God-Speaker in Worlds of If Jan. 107
I slowly walked to the transparent energy-wall which Amonar had installed in place of the usual armorplast windows.
tr. K. H. Scheer Perry Rhodan #52: Fortress Atlantis iv. 44
Kilgore’s ears rang as a rifle bullet spanged off his armorplast helmet.
On Basilisk Station xxviii. 347
The armorplast was so strong that it didn’t really compromise the ship’s structural integrity in any measurable way.
Emperor of Dawn 223
The hand he extended…wore a jointed gauntlet of armorplast. [Ibid. 92] He is built to dominate. The ceramic armorplast plates protecting limbs and torso and face can stop a burst from a starfighter’s laser cannon.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 91
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