Accession Number : ADA188721


Title :   Fit Evaluation of Female Body Armor


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1986-Feb 1987


Corporate Author : ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH PROJECT INC YELLOW SPRINGS OH


Personal Author(s) : Zehner, Gregory F ; Ervin, Cay ; Robinette, Kathleen M ; Daziens, Patricia


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a188721.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The object of this research was to evaluate the current issue MS-1 (Natick) female body armor vest, and to examine design modifications which would enhance the protection level by improving the fit. Subjects in the study were 37 female Air Force police trainees selected to represent a range of body sizes found in the overall USAF population. The MS-1 and two commercially available vests were evaluated for fit, comfort, and coverage in a series of measurements and observations. On the whole, the MS-1 vest compared favorable with the commercial garments. Some design changes are suggested to improve fit and coverage. Keywords: Bullet proof vests; Anthropometry; Protective clothing.


Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , *BODY ARMOR , MEASUREMENT , COMMERCE , POPULATION , AIR FORCE TRAINING , PROTECTION , CLOTHING , FEMALES , ANTHROPOMETRY , MILITARY POLICE , VESTS


Subject Categories : Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE