Accession Number : ADD007728

Title :   Body Armor for Women.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mellian,Sirvart A

Report Date : 15 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A contoured, all-fabric, lightweight, body armor garment for the protection of the torso of a woman against small arms missiles and spall comprises a contoured front protective armor panel composed of a plurality of superposed layers of ballistically protective piles of fabric made of aramid polymer yarns, the front protective armor panel being contoured by providing overlapping seams joining two side sections to a central section of the panel so as to cause the front protective armor panel to be contoured to the curvature of the bust of a female wearer of the body armor garment to impart good ballistic protection and comfort to the wearer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Body armor, Small arms ammunition, Yarns, Polymers, Fabrics, Panels, Ballistics, Protection, Resistance, Females

Subject Categories : Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE