The inspection or quality control element is responsible for determining compliance with repair instructions and
requirements for classification. In-process inspections will be performed for quality of workmanship and correct
application of repair procedures. The completed item will be inspected for serviceable appearance and
condition to insure against return of a sub-standard product to supply channels.
a. Complete Vest
(1) Dry Weight Test. All vests (100 percent inspection) being returned to supply channels shall be
compared against the following weights for the applicable size and stock number:
Any vest minus or exceeding the dry weight criteria by * 2 ounces ( ±56.7 g) shall be returned for replacement
of ballistic insert or possibility for correction of size designation. It is recommended that an appropriate in-
process examination be established to check on proper sizing of the ballistic inserts prior to incorporation of the
outer shells which will minimize possible rejections of the complete item. All weighing shall be determined to the
nearest 1 ounce.
a. The body armor shall have a combination size, identification and instruction label conforming to type Vl,
Class 14 of DDD-L-20 with the following exceptions and detailed requirements:
The size of characters for the instruction label, except capital letters, shall be 1/16 inch (0.159 cm)
minimum. All capital letters shall be 1/32 inch (0.238 cm) minimum.
The label material shall be nylon conforming to MIL-C-43128, except it shall not be water repellent
treated. The label material shall be dyed Medium Green 614 matching the standard sample.
The required permanent coating shall not apply.