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The history of ballistic vest

Posted on May 12, 2009 - Filed Under ballistic vest |

Metal ballistic vest fell into disuse in the 16th and 17th centuries, partly because BulletProof Vest that was effective against bullets was too heavy to be practical.
Modern ballistic vest reappeared on a small scale in World War I as a means of protecting the torso from shell fragments, but the armour, as designed, was too heavy to justify the protection that it afforded.
World War II stimulated the development of lighter ballistic vest that consisted of overlapping plates of steel, aluminum, or bonded fibreglass attached within a nylon garment that covered both the front and the back of the wearer.
The ballistic vest were flexible enough to permit relatively free movement by the wearer while affording him adequate protection against shell fragments.
They could not stop a ballistic vest, however.

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