NPFC - MIL-STD-662
V50 BALLISTIC TEST FOR ARMOR
|Publication Date:||18 December 1997|
The purpose of this standard is to provide general guidelines for procedures, equipment, physical conditions, and terminology for determining the ballistic resistance of metallic, nonmetallic and composite armor against small arms projectiles. The ballistic test procedure described in this standard determines the V50 ballistic limit of armor.
This test method standard is intended for use in ballistic acceptance testing of armor and for the research and development of new armor materials. This ballistic test method is applicable to the following types of armor:
a. Body armor.
b. Armored seats for aircraft and ground vehicles.
c. Crew station armor for military aircraft.
d. Internal and external armor for aircraft.
e. Transparent armor, such as windows, windshields and vision blocks for aircraft and ground vehicles.
f. Bulkhead armor for shipboard use.
g. Structural or integral armor for use on ship exteriors.
h. Armor for military tactical shelters (AFWAL-TR-82-4163).
i. Visors for eye and face protection.
j. Armor for potential space applications.
k. Armor for light and heavy combat vehicles and structures.
This standard has the following limitations:
a. When specified by the procuring activity, ballistic acceptance of armor may be based upon pass/fail or accept/reject criteria other than the V50 BL(P) ballistic limit method contained herein.
b. Military activities or DoD contractors may use in-house ballistic test facilities and equipment not covered by this standard (see MIL-STD-1161).
c. This standard does not take precedence over nor supersede armor specification ballistic test procedures.
d. Unique requirements for the ballistic testing of specific end-items not covered in this standard should be specified in the contract.
This test method standard is military unique because it is intended for use in ballistic acceptance testing of armor and for research and development of new armor materials (see 1.2).