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History Of Bulletproof Vest, Body Armor

Posted on July 17, 2009 - Filed Under BPV, Body Armor |

There was body armor thousands of years ago. For ancient tribes, animal hide and plant material were often used, they were fastened around bodies for hunting purpose, and in ancient Rome and medieval Europe, the warriors covered their torsos in metal plates before going into battle. By the 1400s in the Western world, body armor had become highly sophisticated. You were nearly invincible with the right body armor.

By the 1500s, because of development of cannons and guns, all that changed. These weapons hurl speedy projectiles giving them enough energy to penetrate thin layers of metal. The thickness of traditional body armor materials can be increase, but soon become too cumbersome and heavy for a person to wear. It wasn’t until the 1960s that engineers developed a reliable and comfortable bullet-resistant body armor. Unlike traditional body armor, this soft body armor is not made out of pieces of metal; it is formed from advanced woven fibers that can be sewn into vests and other soft clothing.

Modern body armor has two main categories: hard body armor and soft body armor.

Hard Bulletproof Vest, made out of thick ceramic or metal plates, functions basically the same way as the iron suits worn by medieval knights: It is hard enough that a bullet or other weapon is deflected. That is, the armor material pushes out on the bullet with the same force (or nearly the same force) with which the bullet pushes in, so the armor is not penetrated.

Typically, hard body armor offers more protection than soft body armor, but it is much more cumbersome. Police officers and military personnel may wear this sort of protection when there is high risk of attack, but for everyday use they generally wear soft body armor, flexible protection that you wear like an ordinary shirt or jacket.


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