VestGuardSize Guide

 

Inches (cm)

Body Armour Chest

Body Armour Waist

HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE

HAND CIRCUMFERENCE

Small

34-38 (86-96)

28 (71)

20.5-21.2 (52-54)

8 (20.3)

Medium

38-43 (96-109)

32 (81.3)

21.2-23.2 (54-59)

9 (22.9)

Large

43-46 (109-116)

36 (91.4)

22.5-24.8 (57-63)

10 (25.4)

XL

46-48 (116-122)

40 (101.6)

24.8-25.2 (63-64)

11 (27.9)

XXL

48-50 (122-127)

44 (111.8)

 

12 (30.5)

XXXL

50-52 (127-132)

47 (119.4)

 

 

XXXXL

52-53 (132-135)

51 (129.4)

 

 


Body armour - Please take into account the clothing that will be worn during typical duties when choosing your body armour

Helmet – Take measurement from the forehead and extend the tape all the way around your head 

Gloves – Using your strongest hand wrap tape between thumb and forefinger and around your whole palm. Make a loose fit

VestGuard

Hard Armour Ballistic Plates

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NIJ level III (3) + AK47 . . . . . Side Hard Armour Plate

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Rifle Protection For The Side Of The Body

 

Boost the area of protection against AK47 and other rifle rounds with the VestGuard NIJ level III (3) ultra lightweight side armour plate. Utilitising the technology of the MAX-5 VestGuard has condensed this down into a side plate capable of stopping some of the worlds notorious rifle bullets. The side armour plates are used in conjunction with VestGuard world class soft armour panels in a unit of body armour to provide the unbeatable stopping power provided by VestGuard plates

Available to purchase seperatly to fit in existing body armour carriers, or with plate pockets designed to attach to the outside of VestGuard Tactical carriers utilising the Modular webbing system.

These plates can be used in conjunction with Vestguard NIJ level II (2) or NIJ level IIIA (3a) soft armour packs to achieve the required protection.

 

Information about the MAX level III

The MAX Level III Hard Armour Plate from VestGuard is an Ultra light solution utilising the latest materials to hit the ballistic market. Manufactured from high grade polyethylene fibres compressed together at incredible high pressure to create a hard wearing long lasting ballistic plate capable of stopping multiple bullets from hand guns and rifles.

At only 0.5 KG per plate this is an excellent option for media, military and contractors travelling to hostile environments, without incurring too much excess weight.

Tested independently, and in the field by customers to offer protection against common threats including the AK47. Tested to NIJ level III (3) for peace of mind.

The MAX-5 technology can be supplied in a variety of shapes and sizes to work In-Conjunction-With (ICW) VestGuard soft armour packs or as a stand alone solution. 

Suitable for military and civilian applications for any country across the world.

 

Features

  • Floats in water
  • Capable of stopping multiple shots of the NIJ level III (3) standard
  • Hardwearing long lasting protection
  • Drop proof and designed for superior performance
  • Fully water, oil and vibration resistant
  • Temperature, high altitude and pressure resistant
  • Ergonomic CE marked curved finish optimised for fit and comfort

 

Comfort

The MAX-5 has been assessed for comfort and ergonomics to the European CE standards for use over long periods of wear and has passed all testing with excellent results.

 

Testing

Hard Armour manufactured in the UK by VestGuard tested rigorously to ensure ongoing compliance with the International NIJ (National Institute of Justice) ballistic standards as well as physical and environmental performance assessments.

  • Independent testing on batches to ensure compliance
  • NIJ certification
  • Tested against angle shot reducing the danger from ricochet
  • Backface deformation (BFD) performs well within NIJ test criteria.

 

Guarantee

10 year performance guarantee* on hard armour

 

Product Support

Servicing, maintenance and repair plans
Recycling program for old and unused armour

 

Performance

Manufactured to meet the following levels of protection

NIJ level III (3)     7.62x51mm FMJ M80

At a distance of 15 metres

 

Versatility

Easy wipe clean finish 

 

 

*Image is for illustration purposes only. VestGuard reserves the right to change the design without prior notice.

 

Discount given on bulk orders, please contact our sales team on 0845 601 6660

All plates are manufactured by ourselves in the UK. They are tested rigorously to the highest standards to ensure that the product we sell will be of the highest quality and offer the greatest protection to our customers. This product has been tested and certified, and offers the protection required by the American National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level IV/III

Model 

PLATE-MAX-5
Weight  0.5 KG
Aerial Density 18 kg/m²
Protection Area 150 x 200 x 18 mm 
Materials Ultra High molecular Polyethylene
Protection Level NIJ level III (3)

 NIJ (0101.06) Ballistic Standard - Handgun

Level

Ammunition

Bullet mass (g)

Velocity (m/s)

Max Trauma (mm)

IIa

9mm FMJ RN
.40 S&W FMJ

8.0 (124gr)
11.7 (180gr)

373
352

44

II

9mm FMJ RN
.357 Magnum JSP

8.0 (124gr)
10.2 (158gr)

398
436

44

IIIa

.357 SIG FMJ FN
.44 Magnum SJHP

8.1 (125gr)
15.6 (240gr)

448
436

44

NIJ (0101.06) Ballistic Standard - Rifle

Level

Ammunition

Bullet mass (g)

Velocity (m/s)

Max Trauma (mm)

III

7.62x51mm FMJ

9.0 (148gr)

848

44

III+

5.56x45mm SS109

4.01(55gr)

945

44

IV

7.62x63mm M2 AP

10.1 (156gr)

878

44

NATO (STANAG 2920) Standard - V50 Fragmentation

Level

Ammunition

250 m/s

17 grain fragment

400-500m/s

17 grain fragment

500-550m/s

17 grain fragment

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