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Old April 15, 2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Body armor hard plates, do you need trauma pads?

Do you need trauma pads behind a hard armor plate thats a (stand alone) I seen testing on hard armor and sometimes there is dimples-force applied back to the wearer, but this is only on higher rounds such as 308 and 7.62x54R.

At 9:44 in this video there is a dimple on the other side.

I guess that could really hurt the wearer.

Or would just a plain LVL IIA, II or IIA pad versus the trauma pad be better, as I under stand it trauma pads don't stop bullets, just catch blunt force, so soft armor be better?
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