Body armour, 1996.

Image number: 10308609

Body armour, 1996.

Protective plate sample made by Defence Clothing. It is used in body armour and shows the effect of ballistic testing. This plate is made from a layer of alumina backed with several layers of aramid fibres. It is inserted into a pocket in a flak jacket and is used to provide extra protection to the heart.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 22:46
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Science Museum

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