UHMWPE Ultra Lightweight Ballistic Plate Level III

UHMWPE Ultra Lightweight Ballistic Plate Level III



For a standard carrier you will need two plates.


Our UHMWPE ultra lightweight level 3 plates are a pure UHMWPE plate without any ceramic or steel. This leads to a plate with unparalleled weight savings allowing greater long term comfort for the wearer. If you are looking for the lightest rifle rated ballistic plate than this is the option for you. However there are some drawbacks in exchange for the weight savings. These plates are not able to handle armor piercing round of intermediary or higher calibre. While this plate is rated to stop up to.308 ball ammunition, armor piercing rounds such as M855 will go through this plate. Therefore if one is expecting to encounter armor piercing ammunition then we would highly recommend going to a level 4 plate or any of our other level 3 options. These plates are single curve, shooters cut, and multi-hit rated. The reason for the multi hit rating is that due to the pure UHMWPE construction there is no ceramic to shatter and the Ballistic fibres are only compromised in the area where the plate is hit. This leads to the rest of the plate maintaining its integrity. They are 3.3 lbs per plate. These plates are 26mm thick and are 10x12" which will fit any plate carrier designed for a 10x12 or a SAPI Medium.


 Size  10"x12"
 Color  Black
 Unit weight  3.3 lbs
 Protective area  0.097m2
 Thickness  24mm
 Ballistic Level  NIJ III


The plate caught all of the spalling. 


*Image 3 shows how the plates will be delivered. They will all come with a fabric covering rather than the plastic coating on our sample piece. 

*Image 5 shows the frontside of the plate.the plate has been struck with two .223 rounds and two .308 rounds.

*Image 6 shows the backface deformation with the covering removed. The smaller deformation on the left is from a .223. The larger deforamtion is from two .308 impacts that hit within two inches of each other. The calipres show the backface deformation. With the two .308 rounds the backface deformation was 31mm on the plate and 40mm in the ballistic clay. 



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    Though we have complete confidence in our armor systems, we do NOT guarantee the results seen on the testing photos. Different ammunition, and climate conditions can all impact the performance of our armour. Again, rest easy knowing we trust our lives with our armor, but make no guarantee of the ballistic performance of the protective armor.

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