Accession Number : AD0828884

Title :   ENGINEERING TEST OF LIGHTWEIGHT BODY ARMOR, BASIC VEST, T66-1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY GENERAL EQUIPMENT TEST ACTIVITY FORT LEE VA

Personal Author(s) : Mangum, Edwin W.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : An Engineering Test of Lightweight Body Armor, Basic Vest, T66-1 was conducted from 9 January through 30 June 1967 to determine the technical performance and safety characteristics of the T66-1 vest in consideration of all Technical Characteristics for Lightweight Body Armor in the QMR for a system of Lightweight Individual Clothing and Equipment (LINCLOE) with the exception of those related to ballistics limits, maintenance, and training devices. It is recommended that the Lightweight Body Armor, Basic Vest, T66-1 be modified to include a nonflammable binder in the nylon felt filler, to provide increased ventilation, and to eliminate interference with positioning and firing the rifle.

Descriptors :   (*BODY ARMOR, ACCEPTABILITY), SAFETY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FLAMMABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, NYLON, VISUAL INSPECTION, VENTILATION, BURNING RATE, WEAR RESISTANCE, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE