Accession Number : AD0477714


Title :   THE USE OF FIELD EXPEDIENT ARMOR - REVISION 1


Corporate Author : ARMY LAND WARFARE LAB ABERDEEN PROVINGGROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Baer, John L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/477714.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : This manual is for the use of personnel in the field, especially those in remote jungle areas engaged in counter-guerrilla warfare, who require armor for a vehicle or post for protection against ambush attacks. Indigenous armor materials are usually available but adapting them to a vehicle or ground position is often the problem. The armor designs described will withstand that first close-in small arms fire and provide the 30 seconds protection needed to take the necessary counter measures. This armor is not designed for permanent protection, nor in most cases for stopping any round in excess of caliber .30 ball, except where the use of two or more layers of the armor may protect against caliber .30 AP or larger ammunition. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARMOR , SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION , MATERIALS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , GRAVEL , SAND , ROCK , STEEL , CERAMIC MATERIALS , CLAY , TABLES(DATA) , METAL PLATES , SUBSTITUTES , PASSENGER VEHICLES , INSTRUCTION MANUALS , WOOD , GUERRILLA WARFARE , BRICK , ORDNANCE STEEL , BULLETPROOF GLASS , FIBERBOARD


Subject Categories : Armor


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE