Ballistic Wall Panels
Available in bullet-resistant fiberglass and ballistic steel.
Fiberglass Structural Armor:
- Light Weight
- Easy to install with standard tools
- Cost efficient
- Bullets embed in the laminate limiting ricochet
- Excellent multiple-hit capability
- Bank Teller Counters
- Gas stations
- Convenience Stores
- Pay Counters
- Remote Electronic Buildings
- Secure Rooms & Officers
- Judges Benches
- Armored Cars
- Postal Facilities
- Reception Areas
- Where personnel and valuables need protection
- Guard Booths
Fiberglass Structural Armor is readily fabricated using commonly available tools. Carbide or Ceramic grit edge saw blades are recommended. Drilling, spot facing, and counterboring are easily done with carbide tooling.
The composition of panels is similar to material used in the hull of fiberglass boats. Most good paints and adhesives bond readily to it. Sheet-rock and wood veneers can be bonded directly to its front face (the side bullet enters).
Butt joints are ballistically weak. Reinforce them with 4" wide strip of the same material. No rigid high density material should be used adjacent to the panel's inner-surface (surface opposite the site bullet enters). Allow a minimum gap of 1/4".
Ratings of Bullet-Resisting Materials
|Number of shots||Nominal Thickness||Weight|
|UL Level 1||9mm full metal copper jacket lead core||124||(8.0)||1,175 (358)||3||1/8"||1.2 lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 2||.357 Magnum jacketed lead soft point||158||(10.2)||1,250 (381)||3||¼"||Weight : 2.4 lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 3||.44 Magnum lead semi-wadcutter gas checked||240||(15.6)||1,350 (411)||3||7/16"||4.0 lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 4||.30 caliber rifle lead core soft point||180||(11.7)||2,540 (774)||1||1 ¼"||12.5 lbs per sq ft|
|UL Level 5||7.62mm rifle lead core full metal jacket, military ball||150||(9.7)||2,750 (838)||1||1 ¼"||12.5 lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 6||9mm full metal copper jacket with lead core||124||(8.0)||1,400 (427)||5||¼"||2.4lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 7||5.56mm rifle full metal copper jacket with lead core||55||(3.56)||3,080 (939)||5||1 3/16"||12.0 lbs per sq ft.|
|UL Level 8||7.62mm rifle lead core full metal copper jacket, military ball||150||(9.7)||2,750 (838)||5||1 3/8"||13.6 lbs per sq ft.|