Accession Number:

ADA954255

Title:

Resistance of Various Samples of Plastic Materials to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. no. 11

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE