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Bullet Proof Body Armor – Bullet Proof Body Armor History and Facts | BulletProof Security

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Published: May 19, 2010
Updated: August 9, 2010

Description:  Body Armor is protective defensive covering worn to protect the body against weapons.  Bullet proof body armor does not deflect bullets.  Bullet proof body armor instead absorbs the impact and spreads its force over a larger portion of the body.  Bullet Proof body armor history and facts.

2500 BC – First historical evidence of helmets, shields and leather body armor – used by Sumerian soldiers the helmets were made of copper, the shields and body armor were made of leather.
1550-1500 BC – First full body armor made of bronze plates.
500-400 BC – First chainmail body armor invented by the Celtic people.
300-200 BC – First chainmail body armor discovered in Horný Jatov, Slovakia and a Celtic chieftain’s burial site located in Ciumeşti, Romania (dated to 300-200 BC).
1400 – First full body armor made of steel plates.
1966 – Kevlar was invented by Stephanie Kwolek and patented in 1966. Used in the 1970’s for bulletproof body armor in vests.
1967 – Bulletproof body armor vests were designed to hold hard ceramic plates.
1975 – First mass production of Kevlar bulletproof body armor vests.
1999 – Spider silk bulletproof body armor vests research and development.
2006 – Liquid bulletproof body armor vests nanotechnology research and development – shear thickening fluid (STF).
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