Accession Number:

ADA179719

Title:

CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) Finishes on Laminate Armor Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

With the increased use of non-metallic materials on tactical vehicles, acceptable performance of the Chemical Agent Resistant Coating CARC system, scheduled for full implementation in FY86, must be verified for these new substrates. The intent of this project was to test and evaluate CARC on laminate armor material under consideration for a proposed new vehicle. Because the mission requirements include transportability, agility, and survivability weight is to be minimized. This requires the use of lightweight, high strength materials and applique removable armor. The tested substrates included hardened steel, two aluminum alloys, five varieties of Kevlar, and one type of glass reinforced plastic. Normal cleaning or wash primer on the hardened steel substrate. The anticorrosive primers were all epoxies. The interior topcoat was a gloss white epoxy, and the exterior topcot was a lusterless Forest Green polyurethane. Physical testing of the coated panels included salt, for, accelerated weathering, humidity-thermal cracking, wet adhesion. DS2 resistance, exposure and exterior exposure. Keywords Chemical agent Resistant coating Laminatre Armor Kevlar panels Tedlar.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE