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Personal Body Armour

Ian Horsfall, Cranfield University

Venue: University of the West of England, Room 2D07

Wednesday November 21, 2007 at 19:30

Since historical times, body armour has provided protection against various weapons. Modern body armour must meet conflicting demands to provide effective protection against knife attacks and gun attacks. Conventional ballistic vests are designed to stop soft bullets which flatten on impact whereas knife-resistant armours are constructed to resist penetration by sharp instruments. Come to this talk to find out how body armour is designed to meet these threats.

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