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Old 07-12-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default How much does Captain America's shield weigh?

A few months ago I read somewhere about the theoretical true weight of Captain America's shield. A physicist or some scientist theorized that due to the size and material of the shield it would weight 600lbs more or less. I can't remember exactly or where I read it. I thought it was in Wizard but can't find it in any of my recent issues. It might have even been an excerpt of Physics of Superheroes. I really can't remember. Does anyone know what the hell I'm talking about? Thanks!

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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That just doesn't sound possible.

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Old 07-12-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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I don't know if I'm remembering the facts correctlty which is why I'm trying desperately to find the source. But with someone with Cap's strength, I think it's might be possible.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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I'm not certain as to how much Captain America's shield weighs- according to the Marvel Universe guide it's a combination of Adamantium and Vibranium alloy that has defeated every attempt by the US government to replicate and mass produce it, but it CAN'T weigh 600 pounds, even allowing for the Super Soldier Formula in Cap's veins otherwise he would get a hernia every time he picked it up. It's probably between 1-20 pounds- about the weight of a regulation army field pack.

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Old 07-13-2009, 07:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: How much does Captain America's shield weigh?

In the comics its about 12 or 13 lbs. But this article I thought I read was a theory of how much it would weigh in real life given its size and the assumed weight of vibranium. It was defiantly heavier than 20 lbs but I can't remember what. I thoughtthat since it was from this year someone might know what I'm talking about. Thanks.

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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12 pounds

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Old 10-22-2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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I'm not certain as to how much Captain America's shield weighs- according to the Marvel Universe guide it's a combination of Adamantium and Vibranium alloy that has defeated every attempt by the US government to replicate and mass produce it, but it CAN'T weigh 600 pounds, even allowing for the Super Soldier Formula in Cap's veins otherwise he would get a hernia every time he picked it up. It's probably between 1-20 pounds- about the weight of a regulation army field pack.

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Contrary to popular belief, Cap's shield has NO adamantium in it whatsoever. It was a proto alloy combined with vibranium by some unknown factor.

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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That's not what the Marvel Directory says...

http://www.marveldirectory.com/indiv...ainamerica.htm

But this Marvel article says Vibranium + (something secret):
http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.13640.the_history_of_captain_america~ apos~s_shield

Comic Vine backs that up...
http://www.comicvine.com/captain-ame...ield/18-50737/
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One night, Dr. MacLain fell asleep and an unknown catalyst fused the Vibranium and an experimental iron alloy.
The question becomes...was the experimental iron alloy ever RETCONNED or identified as adamantium later?

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:09 PM   #9
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No way does it weigh 600 lbs.

Adamantium was created as a result of trying to replicate Cap's shield.


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Old 11-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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Default Re: How much does Captain America's shield weigh?

How can they factor in the weight of fictional materials? Last time I checked neither adamantium nor vibranium appeared on the periodic chart let alone an alloy mix of the two.
Also, considering non super powered people have picked up Cap's shield. I think 600lbs. can be ruled out rather quickly.

Marvel says 12 lbs (5.44 kg). Thatís good enough for me.

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