Table I Body Armor Type (Cont)
Vest, Small Arms Protective Body Armor MIL-C- 43544 (GL)
* FSN's are for the vest carrier and front plate only.
** FSN's are for the vest carrier and front and back plates.
FSN's are ceramic inserts only, listed by size, type ceramic and either front or back plates.
**** FSN's are for the vest carrier only.
Table II. Body Armor Size
Body Armor, Fragmentation Protective, designed for
front and back protection, from neck to waist, side
protection, armpits to waist with 3/4 collar
2-12. This vest provides fragmentation protection,
"Ranch Hand" aircrew by the Aerospace Medical
only, and does not protect against small arms
Division and the Natick Laboratories. This body armor
projectiles. Protection provided by 12 plies of ballistic
was evaluated by TAC in 0-1, 0-2, U-10, A-1E, AC-47
nylon have a V50 (ballistic resistance) of 1225 feet per
and C-128 aircraft.
second against a .22 caliber, 17 grain, fragment
2-13. Weight of Vest varies from approximately 8
pounds to 11 pounds depending on size.
manufactured, and not recommended
2-14. UC-123 RANCH HAND BODY ARMOR.
for general procurement primarily
head and chaffing and bulk
because of restriction to movement,
2-15. This is a specialized design (see figure 2-3) for
when worn with a parachute and, life