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Post by SulfuricWolf on Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:23 am

What is Kevlar?: Kevlar is a very strong, dense fabric that has extreme tensile strength. It is a key factor in body armor used by civilians and police forces. This fabric is layered over and over in small panels or laces to create a weave that catches and slows bullets down. This can save the body from severe harm or hemorrhaging.

Armor Grades:
Civilian: This grade of kevlar is concealable and lighter than the other versions. It will allow the user to not get harmed lethally along the torso, covering a good deal of the torso. The armor cannot stop any sort of rifle caliber round or larger than a 357 magnum. This armor is not capable of stopping a knife or any kind of spiked weapon. It will offer minor dampening protection from bludgeoning weapons. Knives will create a hole or weak spot in the defensive capability of the armor. This will only absorb a few pistol rounds and will not offer much protection from the concussive damage received from the bullet hitting the armor. (4 pistol rounds)

Police: This grade of kevlar armor is not concealable and will not help against rifle caliber rounds. However, it will stop buckshot and birdshot from shotguns, and can stop knives or spiked weapons. It can stop a handgun caliber round up to a 44.magnum. Looks identical to Civilian armor, but with a thicker, less concealable, profile. This kevlar covers most of the torso and a bit of the lower torso. This can stop considerably more rounds, and isn’t damaged from knives that are stabbing. Slashing will tear the armor, like civilian grade, leaving it with a gap in defense. (10 or so pistol rounds/2 buckshot shells).

Military: Military grade is not actually kevlar, but hard ceramic or reinforced steel plating. The plates are worn in a plate-carrier and are extremely visible. This armor is meant to guard the sternum and major organs of the upper torso and mid-torso, and will not guard much from the sides or around that region. This can be solved by adding a police or civilian vest underneath. This armor will stop knives in this region, but can easily be maneuvered around. It can stop three rifle rounds and various amounts of pistol rounds. This guards the front of the middle torso and the middle of the back. This armor is modular and comes with variants like a neckguard and groin plate to increase its coverage.


Downsides of armor: Armor is fairly thick and will give a user insulation, but this also means they can easily overheat from the armor. If you’re wearing military grade armor, it will slow your movements down based on how experienced you are with wearing it. It also does not help with the force all too much, and ribs can be broken from being shot in the chest.

Disclaimer: Quite a lot has been simplified down so that it’s easy to understand and not complicated during combat. Armor can be shot around, like the neck, groin, thighs, and other extremities. Just because you have armor does not mean you can take a shot and continue going. It means you won’t be lethally injured, not that the shot won’t hurt you at all-- you'll still suffer from the bruising and air being knocked out of you.

If anyone wants me to expand upon this or talk about it, feel free to post a reply.
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