The Speed Plate Package includes:
- 2 10"x12" Rimelig Soft Armor Plates (Can upgrade to Hybrid)
- 2 Level III+ 6"x8" Plates
- 2 Adaptable Plate Inserts
AR500 Armor® 6" x 8" Side Plate Body Armor, Generation II
Rugged, reliable, and re-engineered for enhanced performance and improved ergonomics; AR500 Armor® Side Body Armor, made from the same materials as our Level III+ body armor panels, improves on our tried and true level III plates with our new Level III+ body armor!
AR500 Armor® 6" x 8" Side Body Armor is capable of defeating higher level rifle threats as it offers enhanced ballistic protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 up to 3,100 feet per second, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) rifle threats up to 3,000 feet per second, and 7.62x51 AP (Black Tip) up to 2,800 feet per second! We accomplish this without sacrificing the weight or profile of our body armor! Weighing in at 3lb per 6" x 8" model while maintaining our same ultra-thin profile ballistic core of only .26". We utilize an improved ultra-high hard ballistic steel core, treated to AR500 Armor® specifications to maintain all benefits that our ballistic steel body armor is known for; multi-hit capability, shelf life, and stress fracture resistance!
Coated with our PAXCON (a division of Line-X) spall and fragmentation protective coating. Our ballistic steel plate is unmatched in the industry and is formulated and treated specifically to our specifications for improved consistency, durability, and then tested to NIJ standards. Our ballistic plate core is stress fracture resistant, features an ultra-low profile ballistic core of only .26”, and is designed to handle extreme abuse in day to day use, training, and less than ideal storage conditions. AR500 Armor® body armor will outlast alternative armor solutions such as Ceramic, Dyneema, UHMWPE, and raw/uncoated steel trauma plates.
Our new generation II design on all our body armor improves ergonomics and comfort. Every curve and cut has a purpose; to improve comfort, maximize protection of your vitals, and minimize weight. Our gen II profile does not sacrifice stability in plate carriers and allows for increase mobility during bending, kneeling/squatting, and prone positions. AR500 Armor® is leading the industry in comfortable, affordable, and reliable body armor.
Designed to fit any side plate pouch, our 6" x 8" side plate body armor rides with the 8" side on the vertical plane. Side armor offers increased protection on your side, and are typically attached to your cummerbund. In addition, our side plate body armor will many "trauma plate" pockets found on traditional BALCS & SPEER cut body armor offering increased protection of your heart.
Threat Rating: AR500 Armor®6" x 8" Side body armor, made from the same materials as our larger Level III+ plates, is Stand-Alone and Multi-Hit capable. Designed to defeat rifle threats up to 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 up to 3,100 feet per second, and 7.62x51 M80 Ball (.308) rifle threats up to 3,000 feet per second, and 7.62x51 AP (Black Tip) up to 2,800 feet per second.
Construction: AR500 Armor® Ultra High Hard Ballistic Steel core and PAXCON spall & fragmentation mitigation coating
Size & Cut: 6" x 8" Side Plate Body Armor, Generation II
Weight: 3.5lb (+/- 10% due to PAXCON coating)
Thickness: .26" Ballistic core
Shelf Life: 20 Years
AR500 Armor® 6" x 8" Side Body Armor - Generation II
- New Generation II ergonomic improvements
- 6” x 8” side body armor will fit most industry standard side plate pouches
- Outlasts Ceramic, Dyneema, and UHMWPE constructed body armor
- Rugged, Reliable, and Stress Fracture Resistant
- Multi-Hit capable and stand-alone
- PAXCON (Line-X) Military grade anti-spall & fragmentation protective coating
- Works well with our 6"x8" Trauma Pads
- Fully sealed design protects from liquids, chemicals, and harsh elements
- Certification, Independent, and In-House Ballistic Resistant Testing & Quality Control
- Designed to be used as a front or back plate
- Maintenance Free
- .26” Ultra low profile ballistic core
- 100% Made in the USA
|Armor Level||Level IIIA (Rimelig)|
|Armor Threat Rating||Level IIIA multi-hit protection against .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g (240 grain) 1430 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s)|
|Dimensions||10" x 12"|
|Armor Construction Material||Honeywell Spectra Shield®, Gold Shield®, other ballistic fabric from respected manufacturers, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)|
|Armor Shelf Life||5 Years|