ApplicationNo. 06/612310 filed on 05/21/1984
US Classes:89/36.02, Shape or composition2/2.5, Penetration resistant428/911PENETRATION RESISTANT LAYER
ExaminersPrimary: Bentley, Stephen C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF41H 5/04 (20060101)
F41H 5/00 (20060101)
AbstractA bullet proof armor shield comprising a composite construction utilizing a ceramic-like armor plate and layers of a nylon-like cloth which provides a high degree of ballistic resistance and relatively light weight. The armor construction is characterized by an elongate armor component having an outer housing having a generally trapazoidal or parallelogram cross-section taken along a plane normal to its longest dimension. The armor components are adapted to be removably placed in pockets provided in an outer housing in closely adjacent relationship along the sloping edges of adjacent components to provide an overlap between them in edge to edge alignment. The individual armor components include a plurality of interior compartments adapted to receive a ceramic-like armor plate. The compartments and their respective plates are aligned in forward and rearward spaced pairs with adjacent pairs staggered to provide a degree of overlapping protection and in a pattern tending to minimize the overall weight while providing complete coverage of the area to be protected. The ceramic-like plates are of a configuration which generally adapt to the cross-section of the outer housing and include a central portion and tapered wing sections.