Level III+ Body Armor
Our Level III+ is a rugged plate that is able to stop military armor-piercing rounds at velocities of up to 3,100 FPS with its multi-hit capability. It also features durable FragLock™ coating, which gives both frag protection and lengthy 20-year shelf life.
The Level III+ Steel Plate (see specifications below) is able to stop threats such as 7.62x39/7.62x51/5.56 M193s, 5.56 M855 penetrators, and .223/.308 WIN rounds. And unlike ceramic or polyethylene, Steel is able to take several hits from these rounds without fail. This multi-hit special threat resistance is the distinguishing quality of the Level III+.
The plate features our patented Advanced Shooter Cut, which improves comfort and shooting ergonomics by affording you extra room for your rifle cut. It is available in both right and left-handed versions and is compatible with all standard plate carriers that accept SAPI or traditional Shooters Cut body armor (given you have an appropriate carrier size).
The included FragLock™ Coat is a feature special to our AR500 Armor plates, which we apply for two reasons: First, it helps reduce the dangers of spalling (when broken pieces of steel come off the plate) and fragmentation (when a bullet’s remains bounce off the plate), protecting you from the aftermath of a bullet’s impact once it has been stopped. Second, the coat gives our plates a maintenance-free shelf life of twenty years, which makes this steel plate last much longer than polyethylene or ceramic alternatives. The Base Coat, which all our plates come with by default, is lighter and thinner with less protection, while the Build-Up Coat can be added for greater protection but also slightly more weight.
- Material: Ballistic steel of 650 hardness on the Brinell scale, with FragLock™ Coating
- Protection: 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,100 FPS (+/- 30FPS), 7.62x51 M80 Ball (ie .308) at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS), and DEA Certified FPS and 5.56mm M855/SS109 (Green Tip) at a velocity of 2,780 FPS
- Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection
- Size & Weight:
- Base Coat: 8 lbs
- Build-Up Coat: 9.5 lbs
- Base Coat: 10 lbs
- Build-Up Coat: 11.5 lbs
- Shelf life: 20 years
- Compatibility: Testudo, Veritas, Valkyrie, Independence & Invictus Carriers
- Manufactured: United States
|Armor Threat Rating||Level III+ multi-hit protection against 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,100 FPS (+/- 30FPS), 7.62x51 M80 Ball (ie .308) at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30FPS), and DEA Certified|
|Armor Size||10" x 12", 11" x 14"|
|Application||Chest & Back|
|Armor Features||Made in USA, FragLock, Curved, Rifle Rated|
|Armor Construction Material||Ballistic steel core|