An armoring panel for resisting edge impact penetrations by ballistic projectiles, the armoring panel including a strata having an outer stratum, an inner stratum, and a plurality of intermediate stratums, each stratum among the plurality of intermediate stratums being composed of ballistic fibers, having a lateral end, and having an oppositely lateral extension; at least a first durable sheet having an outer oppositely lateral extension, an inner oppositely lateral extension, and a delamination resisting tie section which spans between lateral ends of the outer and inner oppositely lateral extensions and laterally overlies the intermediate stratums' lateral ends, the outer stratum including the at least first durable sheet's outer oppositely lateral extension, and the inner stratum including the at least first durable sheet's inner oppositely lateral extension; and a bonding matrix interconnecting the strata's stratums.
Assembly For Armoring An Amphibious Vehicle Against Projectile Penetrations
An assembly for armoring an amphibious vehicle against projectile penetrations, the amphibious vehicle having a hull, the assembly including a rigid spall generating sheet, the rigid spall generating sheet having a thickness and an outer surface; a buoyant sheet fixedly attached to and extending inwardly from the rigid spall generating sheet; and a multiplicity of fasteners interconnecting the rigid and buoyant sheets with the amphibious vehicle's hull, the buoyant sheet incorporating a low density, nonabsorbent hardened foam material; the buoyant sheet functioning for vehicle buoyancy enhancement and for defining a spall dispersal space overlying the hull and underlying the rigid spall generating sheet.
Thomas Mann - Littleton MA, Denise Mahnken - Lunenburg MA, Martin Edward Smirlock - Concord MA, Ronald E. Lundin - Handover MA, Michael Coltrane - Andover KS, Rick Scheer - Goddard KS, Robert C. Sykes - Burlington MA,
An armor system and method for the interior of a structure to be protected wherein releasable fastener material is secured to an inside wall of the structure and at least a first armor panel includes, in one example, a spacer layer, a ceramic hard face layer behind the spacer layer, a ballistic material behind the ceramic energy absorber layer, an encapsulant about the spacer layer, the ceramic energy absorber layer, and the ballistic material. Releasable fastener material is on the encapsulant adjacent the spacer layer for mating the panel to the inside wall of the structure.