Armor plates' ballistics protection scrutinized for Soldier safety
Photo Credit: Conrad Johnson, RDECOM
U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers compare failure modes from projectile impact between the Aluminum Alloy 7017 plate versus the other candidate aluminum alloy plate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Oct. 15, 2015. A small-scale model of an experimental percussion firing gun sits in the foreground. (From left) Denver Gallardy, general engineer in the Armor Mechanisms Branch; Tyrone Jones, mechanical engineer in the Armor Mechanisms Branch; Brian Placzankis, team leader for the Corrosion and Surface Science Team; Kevin Doherty, materials engineer in the Lightweight and Specialty Metals Branch; Rich Squillacioti, materials engineer and leader of the Specifications and Standards Office.
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