Resume of Programs on Development of Body Armor Undertaken at Watertown Arsenal during World War II
WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA
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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.