AR550 BODY ARMOR SIDE PLATES SET OF TWO

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Level III+ Spartan AR550 Armor

We’ve taken our Level III Body Armor to a NEW level! Spartan Armor Systems™ is pleased to introduce our AR550 Body Armor!  With a 10% increase in ballistic core hardness, our level III+ AR550 armor defeats higher velocity threats such as XM193, M855, and M80! We’re special rifle threat validated!

Our AR550 armor hits the “sweet spot” in the Brinnell Hardness (BHN) range. With a core hardness of approximately 545-560 BHN, we have found our  ballistically rated variant of AR550 that we use is perfect for defeating higher velocity threats, while not exposing the armor plate to extreme stress due to forming.

With higher velocity rifle threats commonly present throughout the United States, we’ve developed this AR550 armor to specifically defeat some common threats such as 5.56 x 45 XM193, 5.56 x 45 M855 /SS109 and 7.62 x 51 (.308 Winchester) at a rated velocity of 3,100 fps or less. Additionally, we’ve successfully defeated these threat profiles from Close Quarters Battle (CQB) distances…repeatedly!

Configuration:   This armor comes as a pair, meaning you will receive two side plates.  Choose from either 6″ x 6″ (small) or 6″ x 8″ (large)

Side Plate Weight (per plate):    6×6 approximately 2lbs 9oz (base coat), 2lbs 11oz (full coat), 6×8 approximately 3lbs 6 oz (base coat), 3lbs 12oz (full coat).

Thickness:   .25″ AR550 plus approximately .25″ coating makes this slim profile plate overall .5-.6″ in total thickness

Please see our FAQ for weight specifications and other questions you may have.

As with all of our AR550 Armor products, we only use the highest grade of AR550 to manufacture our armor!  Remember, not all body armor is created equal!



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