AR500 Armor® Heritage Plate
Affordable, strong, and reliable: Our AR500 Armor® Heritage Plate is made of our custom steel alloy blend which is engineered to perform better than the generic AR500 steel used by other armor and target makers. The plate comes in flat and curved forms, features level 3 protection, multi-hit capability, and has a durable FragLock™ base coating. Additionally, this plate has a lengthy shelf life, retaining its full strength for twenty years.
Essential protection ought to be affordable and reliable, which is why AR500 Armor of the Armored Republic is proud to offer one of the most cost-effective plates on the market with our AR500 Armor® Heritage Plate: The plate material is a steel alloy blend, has our patented Advanced Shooters Cut shape, and is covered with an exclusive FragLock™ Base Coat.
Our AR500 Armor® Heritage Plate, unlike ceramic or polyethylene alternatives, is capable of protecting against several direct hits while still being less bulky than competing materials. It also has been independently tested in accordance with NIJ 0101.06 threat levels through Oregon Ballistics (OBL), and H.P. White Laboratories. This means that its Level III protection is rated to stop 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (.308 Winchester) at a velocity of up to 2,780 FPS, and special threat tested to stop 5.56mm M855/SS109 (Green Tip) at a velocity of 2,780 FPS.
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Material: AR500 steel alloy blend, with FragLock™ Coating
Protection: 7.62 mm FMJ, steel-jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2,780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s).
Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection
Form: Flat and Curved (base coat)
- Weight: 8.5 lbs
- Thickness: 0.34" thick
- Plate Carriers: Testudo, Valkyrie, & Invictus
Shelf life: 20 years
Manufactured: United States