Accession Number:

ADA954924

Title:

Resistance of Various Plastic Laminates, Made by Victory Plastics Company, to Perforation by Fragment-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

In response to a request from the Office, Chief of Ordnance, a program was conducted at watertown arsenal to develop improved components of body armor assemblies. Tests were conducted on samples of plastic laminates made by the Victory Plastic Company. In as much as such materials have been considered as components of body armor assemblies it is considered desirable to report the results of these tests as part of the general development program. None of the materials submitted exhibited resistance to perforation by fragment- simulating projectiles equivalent to that afforded by samples of Doron3 tested earlier. The smallness of most samples did not allow quantitative comparison of the various samples.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE