Polyethylene PE high molecular weight. Exterior covered in 1000D nylon with padded edges.
Super Lightweight with positive buoyancy
Ballistics: Meets NIJ criteria for up to six hits from 7.62 Nato bullets (.308 Winchester) with velocities up to 2780 fps/ 7.62 x 51mm (MSC, PS Ball)
Tested with XM193 at 45 ft with recorded velocities in excess of 3400fps from a 20” barrel
1” nominal thickness
Shapes: Square, Shooters / Swimmers Cut, SAPI, Modified
Curvatures: Flat, Single Curve, Multi / Triple curve.
Tactical Scorpion’s polyethylene body armor plates are manufactured in the U.S. by our experienced craftsmen. We wanted to create a long-lasting, buoyant body armor that could withstand the most extreme ballistic conditions, so we chose pure ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) material for the forming of our polyethylene armor plates.
Polyethylene body armor plates are usually about 40% stronger than standard Aramid yarns, have a strength to weight ratio 8-15 times greater than steel, and are highly resistant to abrasion and cracking. Tactical Scorpion Gear’s polyethylene armor plates are also extremely resistant to chemical damage.
Tactical Scorpion Gear carries several models of Level III+ PE body armor that come in multiple weights and shapes and that are compliant with the National Institute of Justice’s Standard-0101.06 for Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor. Our polyethylene armor plates fit most common carrier vests and complement Tactical Scorpion Gear’s own carrier vest line. Find the protection that’s best for you by shopping our polyethylene body armor plates.