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Light Armor Yaw Versus Bullet Protection for Homogeneous Steel Armor Plates, Tipping Screen Data, and a Discussion of 24 ST Aluminum Deflector Plates
[Technical Report, Formal Report]
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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This report discussed two methods of bullet protection for aircraft which, under certain conditions may possess considerable weight advantage compared to more orthodox methods of protection. The methods discussed are use of aluminum alloy deflector plates at high obliquity and the use of a tipping screen plus internal armor at several feet spacing. Bullet protection velocity limits are measured on the basis of fragments not penetrating a metal fragment screen behind the test plate. Limits of this type are furnished for 24 ST Aluminum at 70 and 77 degrees obliquity.
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