Ballistic MIL-SPEC Tests

V50 Ballistic Test for Armor (MIL-STD-662F)

The purpose of this standard is to provide general guidelines for procedures, equipment, physical conditions and terminology for determining metallic and non-metallic ballistic resistance, and to specify composite armor strength against small arms projectiles. This test method standard is designed for use in ballistics. Materials are also required for armor acceptance testing and research and development of new armor.

Zırh için V50 Balistik Testi (MIL-STD-662F)

This ballistic test method is applicable to the following armor types;

  • Shield, body armor.
  • Armored seats for aircraft and ground vehicles.
  • Crew station armor for military aircraft.
  • Inner and outer armor for aircraft.
  • Transparent armor such as windows, windshields and vision blocks aircraft and ground vehicles.
  • Partition armor for use on board.
  • Structural or integral armor for use on ship exteriors.
  • Armor for military tactical shelters (AFWAL-TR-82-4163).
  • Visors for eye and face protection.
  • Armor for potential space applications.
  • Armor for light and heavy combat vehicles and structures.

When specified by the procurement activity, ballistic acceptance of armor should be based on pass/fail or accept/reject criteria other than the V 50 BL(P) ballistic limit. Identifying the threat spectrum is the most difficult and responsible task

Developing an armor system to defeat these stated threats is a relatively simple task, albeit a difficult one by comparison. However, armor designers and engineers have developed a number of design aids and testing methods that facilitate this process - the simplest, of course, ballistic impact testing itself. This section is devoted to providing the reader with the various testing options, the philosophies behind them, and their role in understanding armor materials science, not standard procedures that may be found elsewhere.

At the heart of this protection is a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the "V-50" test, which is well known but neither well understood nor properly practiced.

A comprehensive set of alternative ballistic tests is conducted to evaluate armor systems, evaluate armor materials, and examine defeat mechanisms. Experimental diagnostic tools such as firearms and Flash x-radiography, high-resolution 2D digital x-radiography and computed tomography are also included.

You can work with our laboratory EUROLAB for V50 Ballistic tests.

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