Hard Armor panels are great for increased protection, used by modern militaries, police, and civilians, hard armor plates comprised of Ceramic, Steel, Titanium, and other Composite armors panels are used widely in modern shell vests, plate carriers, and bags. Not all hard panels have a spall liner, but in the case of impact from a projectile, a spall liner is designed to catch or deflect the jacket from the projectile on impact. This in turn reduces the possibility of shrapnel injuries. Hard Armor panels typically made with ceramics, are lighter weight, and plates made from steel are heavier. The trade-off between mobility and protection is worth it!
About this Armor: NcSTAR has received its first NIJ Certified body armor plate, the VISM Level III 10x12 Ballistic Plate. This plate has undergone the rigorous testing process of the National Institute of Justice, and has been certified under NIJ-0101.06.
Armor Level: Level III - Tested to Stop 9x19, .357 Magnum, .357 SIG, and .44 Magnum rounds fired from longer barrel handguns & pistol caliber sub guns. This also includes rifle calibers up to .223 Remington, 5.56 NATO, and 7.62mm Lead Core rifle ammunition.
Plate Size: 10"x12" - This an average-size plate for medium sized torsos.
Material: Composite - Constructed of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) creating a lightweight ballistic plate
Spall Liner: Spall Liners are an addition to a plate of armor and comes in a few different forms, this is either a lip at the end of the plate or a hard rubber coating designed to grab and decelerate the jacket of a projectile as it disintegrates.
Plate Cut: Shooter's Cut - Shooters Cut plates are cut to accommodate a plate carrier for both left and right-handed shooters, allowing you the upper body flexibility that you will need when out in the field.
Type: Hard Panel - Hard Panels use rigid materials that are non-flexible
Armor Level: Level III
Model: Level III PE Hard Ballistic Plate
Plate Size: 10"x12"
Weight: 3.3 lbs
Spall Liner: Yes
Plate Cut: Shooter's Cut
Type: Hard Panel
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