Body Armour Standards

HOSDB (2007) Ballistic Standard - Handgun

LevelAmmunitionBullet mass (g)Velocity (m/s)Max Trauma (mm)
HG1/A 9mm FMJ (DM11A1B2)
.357 Mag JSP (Rem R357M3)
8.0
10.2
355 - 375
380 - 400
44
HG1 9mm FMJ (DM11A1B2)
.357 Mag JSP (Rem R357M3)
8.0
10.2
355 - 375
380 - 400
25
HG2 9mm FMJ (DM11A1B2)
.357 Mag JSP (Rem R357M3)
8.0
10.2
420 - 440
445 - 465
25
HG3 5.56x45mm SP (LE223T3) 4.0 735 - 765 25

HOSDB (2007) Ballistic Standard - Rifle & Shotgun

LevelAmmunitionBullet mass (g)Velocity (m/s)Max Trauma (mm)
RF1 7.62x51mm FMJ Ball (L2A2) 9.3 815 - 845 25
RF2 7.62x51mm FMJ AP (L40A1) 9.7 835 - 865 25
SG1 12ga Winchester 1oz slug 28.4 410 - 460 25

HOSDB (2007) Knife & Spike Standard

LevelEnergy Level E1 (Joules)
Penetration (mm)
Knife Spike
Energy Level E2 (Joules)
Penetration (mm)
Knife Spike
KR1 24 7 - 36 20 -
KR1 + SP1 24 7 0 36 20 -
KR2 33 7 - 50 20 -
KR2 + SP2 33 7 0 50 20 -
KR3 43 7 - 65 20 -
KR3 + SP3 43 7 0 65 20 -

NIJ Standard 0101.04 (Rev. A)

LevelAmmunitionBullet mass (g)Velocity (m/s)Shots 0°Shots 30°Max Trauma (mm)
IIA .40 S&W FMJ
9mm FMJ
11.7
8.0
313 - 331
332 - 350
4
4
2
2
44
44
II .357 Magnum JSP
9mm FMJ
10.2
8.0
427 - 445
358 - 376
4
4
2
2
44
44
IIIA .44 Magnum JHP
9mm FMJ
15.5
8.0
427 - 445
427 - 445
4
4
2
2
44
44
III 7.62x51mm FMJ 9.7 838 - 856 6 0 44
IV .30-06 AP 10.8 869 - 887 1 0 44