A History of the Development of an Armor Ensemble for Mine Clearance Personnel
ARMY NATICK LABS MA CLOTHING AND PERSONAL LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT LAB
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Mine clearance teams have always tried to adapt available armor clothing to their operations with varying degrees of success. The report is concerned with the history of the development of a full body coverage armor for mine clearance personnel to satisfy military requirements. Discussions are concerned with the hazards of mine clearance vulnerable body areas, operational concepts, design, protective characteristics and fabrication of the ensemble, and its evaluation. A summary of recent armor material developments and typical applications is included. These materials may be applied to any future concepts for full body armor.