Dragon Skin Body Armor

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by tomahawk6, Aug 28, 2005.

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  1. How heavy is it though? And could you move wearing it?
  2. It weighs 17.5 pounds. It is easier to wear than the current vests with ceramic plates [SAPI].
  3. looks like the Russian armour system from Afgan in th 80ies
  4. You want to see my Mother-in-Law she has the stuff as skin
  5. I note it is only rated level III/IIIa at present.
    As most threats in Iraq are above this level's limit - 7.62x39 & 7.62x54R for example, then more needs to be seen of its capabilities in "real world" tests before we all shout "Hallelujah"


  6. "The MIL-STD SOV-1000 and 2000 Level III flexible body armor systems will defeat the following rifle rounds that normally fall into the Level IV category, and all lesser threats.

    7.62 x 39 mm 125 GR, steel case mild steel core - 2300 - 2700 fps.
    5.56 x 45 mm 65 GR, M855 (SS109 Green tip) - 3250 - 3900 fps."

    To reiterate, this Pinnacle Armor Inc. Level III body armor is not the same as other manufacturers' NIJ Level III body armor. Pinnacle likes to significantly exceed the NIJ standard at all protection levels, with all of its products.