Volume 40, Issue 4 (July 1995)

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

    (Received 18 July 1994; accepted 20 October 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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,


    Stock #: JFS13829J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13829J

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