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01-27-2006, 05:50 PM
Could some one please tell me what and how many types of armor there are? Iím a hick from sticks I didnít think they had body armor to stop bullets until I was half way through college and even now I still do not understand it all.

Last I heard a Kevlar (whatís Kevlar?) vest had metal (what kind?) plates put in it to stop bullets like Clint Eastwood and his poncho in his one movie. I also read something in the Smithsonian about spider webs and body armor.

I would really appreciate it if someone who is very informed about all this could tell me about it.

01-27-2006, 10:36 PM
Go to any of the popular search engines on the web and do a search on kevlar. The million or so hits you get on it should give you all the information you need and a lot you don't need.

01-27-2006, 10:51 PM
This is a pretty informative site and good jumping off point for your quest for knowledge concerning body-armor. http://www.fortliberty.org/military-library/body-armor.shtml
Good info Jerry.