Pinnacle Armor provides for a full selection of hard and soft armors and armor composites. In addition to the armors listed, Pinnacle Armor works closely with clients when certain armors are required for specific threats. These composites are not listed due to the nature of the design parameters and proprietary compositions. All ballistic armors have various explosive blast and forced entry resistance capabilities not listed, due to associated complexities. Armors are specified according to threats.
Our ballistic grade steel is mostly compared to either Mil-A-46100 and/or Mil-A-46177 armor plate for its ballistic defeating properties and is used in a wide variety of armoring applications. Test plates from each heat lot of material are subjected to stringent ballistic testing before being qualified and approved for use.
The manufacturing facility for our ballistic grade steel is approved to Mil-I-45208A. Specified Mil-A-12560 CL.I., steel plate is also available, Mil-A-46100 steel is available up to 6" inches in nominal thickness. Mil-A-12560 CL.I., is available up to 22" inches in nominal thickness. Our ballistic grade steels are offered with variable toughness, hardness and workable chemical properties, dependent upon usage requirements.
|Threat Level||NIJ III-A/UL-3||Special||NIJ III/UL-4||UL5 & 8||UL7 & 8||NIJ IV|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||4.8||7.66||10.2||12.76||15.31||20.42|
Our ballistic grade aluminum armor is a military standard MIL-A-46063 heat treated aluminum armor plate designed for its ballistic properties and is used in a wide variety of armoring applications. Test plates from each lot of material are subjected to stringent ballistic testing before being qualified and approved for use.
The manufacturing facility for our ballistic grade aluminum armor is approved MIL-I-45208A. Specified MIL-A-46027 aluminum plate is also available, where weldability is of critical importance.
|Threat Level||NIJ III-A||NIJ III||NIJ IIV|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||12.25||14||19|
|Threat Level||NIJ III-A||NIJ III||NIJ IIV|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||10.1||11.5||19.6|
Other ballistic grade exotic metals offer lighter weight options to steel and nominal thickness reductions to that of aluminum, and offer multiple sustained hit capabilities over ceramics without structural durability loss. Exotic metals offer a combination of hardness and toughness without the nominal thickness or weights of conventional hard armors. Our ballistic grade exotic metals such as titanium and other highly modified alloy steels offer greater threat resistance versatility through metallurgical manipulation.
NIJ Level III-A Special Ballistic Grade Steel
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• Front impact face. Steel modified for high corrosion resistance.
• Back protected side. Steel also modified for multiple repeat hit resistance through ductility.
Ballistic resistant fiberglass armor is manufactured from two specific types of starch-oil woven ballistic E grade fiberglass cloth that is injected with a polyester resin, then placed in a hydraulic hot press to form flat rigid sheets of opaque ballistic resistant armor.
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The use of the more expensive starch-oil fiber permits thinner finished opaque armor sheets, resulting in lighter weights for every protection level tested. Quality control is maintained by providing single user manufacturing, eliminating any possible use of inferior grade cloths or excessive resin accumulations. Ballistic resistance fiberglass panels offer shear and structural strengths, combined with sustained multiple impact capabilities. Ballistic resistant fiberglass armor is designed to encapsulate the impacting projectile through controlled delamination and energy absorption, thereby eliminating the typical ricochet that is inherent in hardened steel armors.
S2 grade fiberglass armor is also available where exceptional increased strengths over E glass and other aramid fabric armors are required such as impact resistance, stiffness, tensile strength, temperature resistance, fatigue resistance and radar transparency.
|Threat Level||NIJ I||UL I||NIJ II-A/UL2||NIJ II/UL6||NIJ III-A/UL3||Special||AK-47||NIJ III/UL4,5,7||UL8|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||1.2||2.0||2.4||3.0||4.0||5.5||9.3||12.0||13.4|
|Threat Level||NIJ I||NIJ II/UL2||NIJ III-A/UL3,6||AK-47||NIJ III/UL4,5,7|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||.94||1.82||2.38||9.0||10|
Ballistic grade composite armors provide levels of protection not available in standard armor configurations due to weight, nominal thickness, rigidity, flexibility, chemical, flame or other resistances. Composite armors provide protection against higher ballistic threat levels and also explosive blast and forced entry threats.
Our standard composite armor is provided in two configurations.
Each configuration can be selected as rigid or semi-flexible.
|Threat Level||Special||NIJ III|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||7.0||8.7|
|Threat Level||Special||NIJ III||NIJ IV|
|Weight (Lb./Sq. Ft.)||5.2||7.0||11.7|