Body armour, 1996.

Body armour, 1996.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Protective plate made by Defence Clothing. It is used in body armour and shows the effect of ballistic testing. This plate is made from steel. Although steel is very strong this piece was not tough enough to stop a bullet flying straight through it.

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