Armored Vehicle Standards

Armored vehicle standards

Ballistics Specifications describe the ability of a material to stop a projectile. These specifications can apply to any material; this is true of steel, composite, or concrete.

Ballistics specifications are internationally recognized standards used when deciding on the level of protection required. Once the protection level is determined, then the appropriate materials will be selected.

Standards vary depending on the region where vehicles are in use, the most common standards are:

Class Type of Weapon Calibre Type Mass g Bullet Velocity m/s Nr. of strikes Triangular Pattern mm
BR 1 Rifle 0,22 LR L/RN 2,6 360 ± 10 3 120
BR 2 Hand gun 9 mm Luger FJ1)/RN/SC 8,0 400 ± 10 3 120
BR 3 Hand gun 0,357 Magnum FJ1)/CB/SC 10,2 430 ± 10 3 120
BR 4 Hand gun 0,44 Rem. Magnum FJ2)/FN/SC 15,6 440 ± 10 3 120
BR 5 Rifle 5,56 x 45* FJ2)/PB/SC 4,0 950 ± 10 3 120
BR 6 Rifle 7,62 x 51 FJ1)/PB/SC 9,5 830 ± 10 3 120
BR 7 Rifle 7,62 x 51 FJ1)/PB/HC 9,8 830 ± 10 3 120

L — Armor Piercing
CB — Coned Bullet
FJ — Full Metal Jacket Bullet
FN — Flat Nose
HC1 — Steel Hard Core Mass
Mass 3.7 ±0.1g HRC 63+
PB — Pointed Bullet
RN — Round Nose
SC — Soft Core (Lead)
SCP1 — Soft Core (Lead & Steel Penetrator SS109)
1) Full Steel Jacket Plated
2) Full Steel Jacket

*Twisted Length 178mm ±10mm
**Twisted Length 254mm ±10mm