Study on the Wound Ballistics of Fragmentation Protective Vests Following Penetration by Handgun and Assault Rifle Bullets

    Volume 40, Issue 4 (July 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Wieser, I
    Ingo Wieser, Institut für Gerichtliche Medizin der Universität Wien, Wien,

    Missliwetz, J
    Ingo Wieser, Institut für Gerichtliche Medizin der Universität Wien, Wien,

    Denk, W
    Ingo Wieser, Institut für Gerichtliche Medizin der Universität Wien, Wien,

    (Received 18 July 1994; accepted 20 October 1994)

    Abstract

    This experimental study showed that when handgun and assault rifle bullets penetrate fragmentation protective vests (fpv) about one third of all bullets become immediately instable. This results in a shortening of the narrow channel. The diameters of the temporary wound cavities may decrease compared to unprotected persons, but may increase with high-energy bullets. The degree of injuries is thus variable and cannot be predicted in a general manner, but it can be determined empirically for specific bullets as well as for certain types of vests.


    Paper ID: JFS13829J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13829J

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