Accession Number:

ADA954943

Title:

Resume of Programs on Development of Body Armor Undertaken at Watertown Arsenal during World War II

Descriptive Note:

Experimental rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

This study reflects tests alone to determine what type of body armor would be best sewn in the flight suits of 8th Air Force pilots in World War 2. The initial idea came from the British and U.S. test improved the armor material. Aluminum alloys, silk and doran a plastic laminate were tested as good materials for large plates of flexible body armor. It was determined that future experimentation was to be done in this project.

Subject Categories:

  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE