Resistance of Various Samples of Plastic Materials to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles
Memorandum rept. no. 11
WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA
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As a phase of the program of development of improved body armor components, ballistic tests were conducted on several samples of plastic materials presumably glass laminate furnished by the Quartermaster Corp. While the inferiority of this material under impact of the fragment-simulator, G-2, discourages its recommendation as a body armor component, its superiority under impact of the caliber .45 projectile does encourage its recommendation as a protector against blunt projectiles.
- Laminates and Composite Materials