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Standards for Transparent Armor

Standards for Transparent Armor

 

Transparent armor standards should give you high-quality protection from different situations. Basically, all armored vehicles are anti-riot, anti assault, anti-theft and offers ballistic protection and discreet protection. Most of these glasses are resistant to impact to assure safety.

 

Transparent armor standards are using layers of laminated glass that is made from polycarbonate and other components with multi-hit capability. When a regular glass breaks immediately after you hit it with a bat, transparent armor standards has the ability to keep you protected from ballistic impacts.  The catch is; it has the capability to pass light just like an ordinary glass.

 

Usually, a standard for transparent armors are composed of layers of regular glass sandwiched with plastic to make it impact resistant. For its bulletproofing capacity, the glass flattens the bullet and prevents farther entering the vehicle. The plastic adhesion and elasticity, on the other hand, keeps the glass intact preventing it from shattering.

 

There are a lot of factors to consider in establishing transparent armor standards including the thickness or even the weight and the space. These things affect the ballistic performance of the armor. Say you are getting the thickest transparent armor, you may achieve great protection, but it will be a lot heavier, and you need more space in your vehicle to fully install it.

 

To help you with outmost protection, the European Committee for standardization created the CEN 1063 to measure the protective capacity of a bullet-resistant armored glass. The committee had crafted security glazing standards to identify the ballistic capacity of armored glass.

 

Here is the Committee’s Security Glazing Standards:

 

  • Class: BR1 – Weapon: Handgun/Rifle – Caliber: .22 LR – Type:  Lead Round Nose – Weight (g): 2.6 ± 0.1 – Range (m):  10 ±0.5 – Velocity (m/s): 360 ± 10 – Shot: 3 – Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR2 — Weapon: Handgun — Caliber: 9mm Luger —   Type: Full Metal Jacket, Round Nose, Soft Core — Weight (g): 8.0 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 5.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 400 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR3 — Weapon: Handgun        — Caliber: .357 Magnum — Type: Full Metal Jacket, Cone Bullet, Soft Core — Weight (g): 10.2 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 5.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 430 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR4 — Weapon: Handgun        — Caliber: .44 Magnum — Type: Full Metal Jacket, Flat Nose, Soft Core — Weight (g): 15.6 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 5.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 440 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR5 — Weapon: Rifle — Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO — Type: Full Metal Jacket, Pointed Bullet, Soft Core and Steel Penetrator — Weight (g): 4.0 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 10.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 950 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR6 — Weapon: Rifle — Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO — Type: Full Metal Jacket, Pointed Bullet, Soft Core — Weight (g): 9.5 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 10.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 830 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class:  BR7 — Weapon: Rifle — Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO — Type: Full Metal Jacket, Pointed Bullet, Hard Core — Weight (g): 9.8 ± 0.1 — Range (m): 10.0 ± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 820 ± 10 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 120 ± 10
  • Class: SG1 — Weapon: Shot Gun — Caliber: cal. 12/70 — Type: Solid Lead Slug — Weight (g): 31± 0.5 — Range (m): 10± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 420± 20 — Shot: 1 — Impact energy: N/A
  • Class: SG2 — Weapon: Shot Gun — Caliber: cal. 12/70 — Type: Solid Lead Slug — Weight (g): 31± 0. — Range (m): 10± 0.5 — Velocity (m/s): 420± 20 — Shot: 3 — Impact energy: 125± 10

 

The security glazing standards for BR1 to BR7 are classified in order of its ballistic capacity. That means the each panel complies the best level of protection as the class becomes higher. On the other hand, the security glazing standards for SG does not really complied with the specified requirements for the classes in BR. SG and BR had different ammunition.

 

Refer to these security glazing standards for your transparent armor standards to attain utmost protection!

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