Comparative Resistance of Various Components of Experimental Helmet T21E1
WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA
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Ballistic tests have recently been conducted at this laboratory on various components of the experimental helmet, T21E1. On the basis of these tests a three-ply nylon inner component is to be preferred over a three-ply fiberglass inner component, and a 24ST duralumin outer component of average gauge .109 is to be preferred over a 75ST duralumin outer component of average gauge .097 . However, while the superiority of the nylon component over the fiberglass component appears to be independent of weight although perhaps a result of thickness, the superiority of the 24ST component over the 75ST component seems directly attributable to the weight thickness difference. Thus, as regards resistance to cal .22 fragment simulating projectiles, equivalent weights thicknesses of 24ST and 75ST duralumin could be expected to perform equivalently, whereas equivalent weights of the nylon and fiberglass laminated components have demonstrated the superiority of the nylon laminate.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Protective Equipment