Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army--Phase II: Letter Report
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This report assesses the methodologies used for body armor testing. This Phase II report considers in greater detail [than in Phase I] the validity of using the column drop performance test described by the Army for assessing the part-to-part consistency of a clay body within the level of precision that is identified by the Army test procedures. More detailed evaluations of the array of issues surrounding body armor testing, both present and future, will be presented in the final Phase III report.

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54 pages | 8.5 X 11
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National Research Council. Testing of Body Armor Materials for Use by the U.S. Army--Phase II: Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.

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