Accession Number : ADD001089

Title :   Armored Body Shield.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Stephen J ; Barron,Edward R ; Holly,Mildred K ; Buffington,Dale W

Report Date : 20 Dec 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent concerns an armored body shield to provide total protection against small arms fire. This shield is especially designed to be worn and to protect persons who are seated in a vehicle. The protection afforded by the shield is to the front and sides of the torso of the wearer. Protection to the rear aspect of the torso if desired will have to be furnished by the seat which is preferably armored. The combination of an armored seat and the body shield of this invention will completely protect the vital areas of the torso from small arms fire and will even protect substantially all of the head and neck from upwardly angled shots.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Body armor, Flight crews, Shielding, Bullets(Projectiles), Steel, Alloys, Materials

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE