Body armour, 1996.

Image number: 10308610

Body armour, 1996.

Protective plate made by Defence Clothing. It is used in body armour and shows the effect of ballistic testing. This plate is made from steel. Although steel is very strong this piece was not tough enough to stop a bullet flying straight through it.

Image number:
10308610
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 22:47
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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