Accession Number : ADD003771

Title :   Personal Blast Protection Armor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stratten,Charles L

Report Date : 16 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A plurality of interlocking reinforced barrel shaped plastic torso fitting members has a transparent vented plastic head piece threadedly connected thereto. The torso members are suspended and attached to the wearer by adjustable strapping. Compliant material is used intermediate the shock resisting members and the wearer to help position the armor on the wearer and to attenuate the transmission of blast shock waves from the armor to the wearer. The openings in the armor, to accommodate the wearer's appendages, are hermetically sealed by a lining made of rubber material. Air for breathing is brought into the helmet and exhausted therefrom by intake and exhaust checkvalves which are actuated by the wearer's normal breathing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Body armor, *Shielding, Shock resistance, Blast, Protection, Explosive ordnance disposal, Overpressure, Military personnel

Subject Categories : Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE