From: Mike Lorrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 26 2002 - 18:19:16 MST
James Rogers wrote:
> On 2/26/02 12:52 AM, "justin corwin" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > This is very interesting to me. I was previously aware of ceramic
> > rifle-stopper
> > plates in the front and back of level III-c vests, but I didn't know
> > that it was that effective. Do you know who produced those? They are
> > prototype, I assume, as a google doesn't bring up anything like that,
> > precisely...
> The ceramic plates flatten and fragment rifle bullets. The slower and less
> ballistically efficient shape post-ceramic is easily stopped by the vest
> Contrary to what Michael Lorrey stated, they will NOT stop AP (armor
> penetrating) rifle bullets.
If this is so, then why is it that the same material is used to stop
anti-tank artillery rounds?
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