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Different Ballistic Chart: Ballistic Protection Levels

originalBallistic Chart: Ballistic Protection Levels

IAC is dedicated to making your armored car the safest in the business.  Our proprietary techniques cover the contingencies you need to make sure every trip in your armored vehicle is secure as possible.  When you need the best in the business you want IAC.

3 9mm.38 Special.357 Magnum.44 Magnum 124gr158gr158gr240gr 427 mps / 1400 fps259 mps / 900 fps425 mps / 1395 fps427 mps / 1400 fps National Institue of Justice 3AB4National Institue of Justice 3AB4
4 7.62X33/.30 CAL Carbine7.62X39/AK-47 110gr123gr 600mps / 2200 fps715 mps / 1400 fps B5B5
5 7.62X51 mm/M-80.308 Winchester FMJ5.56X45mm/M-16/193 149gr150gr45gr 838 mps / 2750 fps838 mps / 2750 fps919 mps / 3250 fps National Institue of Justice 3B6National Institue of Justice 3+
6 30.06 AP (Armor Piercing) 166gr 869 mps/2850 fps National Institue of Justice 5

Armored Specifications: International Armoring Corporation (IAC) uses the most technologically advanced material for their armored cars.

 tb150X80 Armormax®

Armormax® is the ultimate in light weight ballistic armoring material.  It was developed and owned by International Armoring Corporation. Armormax® is the lightest opaque armor in the Industry; It reduces the added weight on a vehicle by up to 60% (over traditional steel armoring material), making it the lightest weight armoring system in the world.  Armormax® is composed of a combination of sythetic fibers. The Armormax® composite technology is ten times stronger than ballistic steel-pound for pound!

 Transparent Armor (Glass)

Referred to as Lightweight Transparent Armor or LTA®.  LTA® is the material used by International Armoring Corporation for armoring the glass in all its vehicles.  LTA® glass provides a superior level of protection against the toughest security concerns, from random acts of street violence to Head of State protection.    LTA® is International Armoring Corporation’s ballistic glass of choice.

The LTA Glass is composites of glass and polycarbonate substrates laminated with inter layers. This is done to absorb the energy and penetration from various ballistic threats through a process known as “controlled delamination.” The inner layer of polycarbonate is used to prevent spalling (fragment release – bullet, jacket or glass) upon ballistic impact. To learn more about the protection capabilities of the LTA glass please refer to the Protection Levels page for clarification.

Floor Protection and Fuel Tank

International Armoring Corporation’s dedication to bring tomorrow’s technology to today’s vehicles is evident in the armoring process.  An example of such is the attention to detail. To ensure the safest vehicles, IAC protects the floor of the vehicle with a multi-layered ballistic nylon armor that is used to seal the entire floor of the vehicle. The floor armor is designed to absorb bomb fragmentation.

The armor is concealed under the carpet and seats of the vehicle, maintaining the original appearance of the vehicle.  Armor is also placed surrounding the fuel tank of each vehicle to create an anti-explosive fuel tank.

Suspension, Shocks and Brakes

The Suspension of the vehicle (including shocks, springs, and/or sway bars), along with the brakes should be modified when a vehicle is armored.  International Armoring Corporation recommends its clients begin the armoring process with a heavier duty vehicle.  such as a Suburban, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Lincoln Town Car, etc.  This will help with the modification process of upgrading the suspension, shocks and brakess later on,  The modification is done with a standard package that may vary depending on the needs of the client.

 IAC designed LTA® is:

  • Distortion-free
  • Looks identical to original vehicle glass-maintains original appearance
  • Lighter and thinner than all-glass laminates or air-gap designs.
  • Unaffected by temperature fluctuations.
  • Offers dependable protection against a variety of lethal weapons.

Weld Free™

Weld Free™ is the most recently developed advacement from International Armoring Corporation. Weld Free is an independently certified method used to mount ballistic steel into vehicles without eliminating the ballistic integrity of the vehicle.

Ballistic Protection

NIJ Level 1068.01, Ballistic Test Summary

Armor Type Test Ammunition Nominal Bullet Mass Suggested Barrel Length Required Bullet Velocity Required Hits Per Armor Specimen Permitted Penetrations
I 22 LRHV 2.6 g 15cm – 16.5cm 320 ± 12 m/s 5 0
Lead 40 gr 6″ – 6.5″ 1050 ± 40 ft/s
38 Special 10.2 g 15cm – 16.5cm 259 ± 15 m/s 5 0
RN Lead 158 gr 6″ – 6.5″ 850 ± 50 ft/s
II-A 357 Magnum 10.2 g 10cm – 12cm 381 ± 15 m/s 5 0
JSP 158 gr 4″ – 4.75″ 1250 ± 50 ft/s
9mm 8.0 g 10cm – 12cm 332 ± 12 m/s 5 0
FMJ 124 gr 4″ – 4.75″ 1090 ± 40 ft/s
II 357 Magnum 15.55 g 15cm – 16.5cm 425 ± 15 m/s 5 0
JSP 240 gr 6″ – 6.5″ 1395 ± 50 ft/s
9mm 8.0 g 10cm – 12cm 358 ± 12 m/s 5 0
FMJ 124 gr 4″ – 4.75″ 1175 ± 40 ft/s
III-A 44 Magnum 15.55 g 14cm – 16cm 426 ± 15 m/s 5 0
Lead SWC Gas Checked 240 gr 5.5″ – 6.25″ 1400 ± 50 ft/s
9mm 8.0 g 24cm – 26cm 426 ± 15 m/s 5 0
FMJ 124 gr 9.5″ – 10.25″ 1400 ± 50 ft/s
III 7.62mm 9.7 g 56cm 838 ± 15 m/s 5 0
308 Winchester FMJ 150 gr 22″ 2750 ± 50ft/s
IV 30-06 10.8 g 56cm 868 ± 15 m/s 1 0
AP 166 gr 22″ 2850 ± 50 ft/s

Abbreviations: AP– Armor Piercing, FMJ– Full Metal Jacket, JSP– Jacketed Soft Point, LRHV– Long Rifle High Velocity, RN– Round Nose, SWC– Semi-Wadcutter


The TRASCO test methods are based on threats according to the instructions of the Germany standards, but also according to simulation of realistic threats like to following:

Fire weapons

Handguns, different calibers up to caliber Mag .44

Assault Rifles, different calibers / ammunition e.g. AK47, AK74, M193, SS109,  M80

Assault and Sniper rifles with AP- Ammunition e.g. 7.62 x 39 BZ-API and 7.62 x  51 P80

Ground explosives (under floor)

Hand grenades type DM51 and M67

AP mines (cloned DM31)

AT mines according to mil. Standards

KE artillery threats

Tested according mil. Standards with fragment simulating projectiles (FSP) up to  ø 20mm


Side explosives 

AP mines like type DM31 (working as “jumping-mine” with exploding in 1m height, short distance to target)

IED (improvised explosive devices) up to 5 kg

Blast bombs with 15 kg and more of explosives


Test conditions

Conditions meet or exceed European Committee for Standardization guidelines outlined in EN1063, 1522, 1523 and PM2000 for qualification & certification of armor solutions. On customer request, STANAG 4569 test conditions can also be used.

PB Pointed bullet SCP1 Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator(Type M855 or SS109)
SC Soft core (lead) SCP2 Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator
SP Soft point SCP3 Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator (3.7 +/- 0.1g, type PS)
CB Conical Bullet HC(1) Steel hard core, mass (4.6 +/- 0.1) g, hardness >63 HRC
JSP Jacketed Soft Point HC(2) Tungsten Carbide hard core, mass (5.95 +/- 0.1g) ammunition type M993/AP8, hardness >63 HRC
FJ(1) Full steel jacket (plated) HCI(1) Steel hard core with incendiary, combined mass (5.4 +/- 0.1) g, hardness >63 HRC
FJ(2) Full copper alloy jacket HCI(2) Steel hard core with incendiary, ammunition type BZ-API, hardness >63 HRC
FN Flat nose bullet


Threat Testlevel according to
Classification by
PM 2007 (PM)
BRV 2009 (VR)
Stanag 4569
AEP 55 (level)
Comparable to*
DIN EN 1063 (BR),
DIN EN 1522/23 (FB),
BRV 1999 (VR)
Type of Weapon Calibre Type of bullet Test Condition
Standoff (m) Standard Hit Spacing
4 PM 4
VR 4
BR 4
FB 4
VR 4
357 S/W .357 Magnum FJ(1)/CB/SC 10 +/- 0.5 3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm
44 S/W .44 Magnum FJ(2)/FN/SC
6 PM 6
VR 6
 ( B4+ not classified) PS Ball
(AK 47)
7.62 x 39mm FJ(1)/PB/SCP(3) 10 +/- 0.5 3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm
7 PM 7
VR 7
Level 1 BR 5
FB 5
VR 5
M16A2/Famas-G2 5.56 x 45mm FJ(2)/PB/SCP(1)
BR 6
FB 6
VR 6
M80 Ball
7.62 x 51mm FJ(1)/PB/SC
 ( B6+ not classified) M16A1/Famas-G1 (M193) 5.56 x 45mm FJ(2)/PB/SC
8 PM 8
VR 8
Level 2 BZ-API
7.62 x 39mm FJ(1)/PB/HCI(1) 10 +/- 0.5 3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm
20mm FSP 20mm Fragment 10 +/- 0.5 1 shot in center of panel
9 PM 9
VR 9
BR 7
FB 7
VR 7
7.62 x 51mm FJ(2)/PB/HC(1) 10 +/- 0.5 3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm


Armor Location Option Designation Blast Protection Azimuthal Charge
Floor Degree kg m
N None N/A N/A
DM51 (2) DM51 – Separated 0,118 (2) DM51 PETN Under body N/A Distance between vehicle floor and ground minus test device depends on type of vehicle
DM51 (2) DM51 – Bundled 0,118 (2) DM51 PETN Under body N/A
M67 (3) DM51
-or- (1) L2A2
-or- (1) M67
0,177 (3) DM51
(1) M67
(1) L2A2
PETN Under body N/A
DM31 DM-31 0,54 DM-31 TNT Under body N/A
Perimeter Laterial Blast
N None N/A N/A
15kg @ 4m 15kg @ 4m 16 P4 / C4 Bridgewire &
B-Pillar 4 0,5
15kg @ 3m 15kg @ 3m 3
15kg @ 2m 15kg @ 2m 2


For LAV Vehicles, Blast & Floor Protection is not included. For FAV, DM51 Floor is included only.


Explanation of the abbreviation
B6-DM51-15kg@3m This vehicle has a direct fire protection level B6  with the following selected blast protection options:(2) DM51 Separated Floor Protection15kg at 3m Standoff Perimeter Lateral Blast Protection

For all other armoring levels, please contact us.


Specifications: For Reference and ordering details

Armored 1995 MB S600 – Fully armored in Germany by Mercedes Benz
Level B6 AL610, VIN: WDB1400571A219225

Vehicle Overall Features

5.9 liter V12 engine 389 Hp, 410 torque. Five-speed automatic overdrive transmission, +35300 Kms. ABS disc brakes. Air conditioning. AM/FM stereo with CD and cassette players, 2 row seating. Five-passenger seating Color Black / black leather

Armor Protection according to manufacturer Level B6
Vehicle armored in Germany by Mercedes Benz, To meet and exceed:

44 Magnum,.357 Magnum, 9mm
7.62 X 39mm, 223 Caliber.
7.62 x 51mm M80, 5.56 x 45 M193

Base Armoring Specification

  • Glass areas: Bullet-resistant glasses are 40mm thick, curved and contoured. Transparent armor multi-layer glass and polycarbonate inner layer to prevent spalling upon ballistic impact.
  • All windows lower all the way down.
  • Body: Doors, pillar posts, side panels, kick-panels, firewall, and headers (laterals) armored with ballistic steel, in accordance with defined standard of defeat. Internal frame overlap system used throughout.
  • Roof: Armored with ballistic composite material.
  • Floor: Armored with multi-ply rigid ballistic fragmentation material, molded to form fit contours of floor boards and panels. Protection single German DM51 or US M-67.
  • Vehicle Structured Modifications: Reinforcement of pillar posts and hinges, high pressure heavy duty shocks, and upgrade of suspension to include HD torsion bars.
  • Fuel tank:
  • Battery:
  • Electronic control Module (ECM):
  • Additional accessories: Modified braking system
  • Vehicle is in outstanding conditions, no bubbles or delamination in any glass, kilometers are original, all services have been performed in Mercedes Benz, it has a service log chart, tires are 40% worn. Small scratches on bumpers, nothing serious, everything works.
Laminated Window Auto GlassBullet Proof Laminated Window Auto Glass
(note prices are per set of 6)

39mm Glass (7.62X51mm,44Mag.,30-06)$15000.00
Bullet Resistant Flat GlassSquare foot flat glass pricing:
Level 2 (.357 magnum) $58.00
Level 3(.44 magnum) $63.00
Level 4(AK-47)$83.00
Level 5(M-16) $93.00
Level 8(7.62 AP) $108.00


Levels of Protection

Ballistic Level Threat Projectile Weight & Velocity
Our Level II Vehicle II II
Meets: UL 1, 2
.357 magnum
.38 special
124 grain @ 1225 fps
158 grain @ 1375 fps
158 grain @ 900 fps
Our Level III Vehicle III III
Meets: UL 1, 2, 3
.44 magnum
.357 magnum
UZI 9mm
240 grain @ 1450 fps
158 grain @ 1450 fps
124 grain @ 1450 fps
Our Level IV Vehicle IV IV
Meets: UL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
7.62 x 51 M80
7.62 x 54 ball
.30 caliber SP
7.62 x 39 SC Norinco
150 grain @ 2800 fps
158 grain @ 2685 fps
180 grain @ 2795 fps
123 grain @ 2450 fps
Our Level V Vehicle V V
Meets: UL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
5.56 x 45 SS109
7.62 x 39 SC
7.62 x 54 LPS
55 grain @ 3250 fps
123 grain @ 2450 fps
150 grain @ 2850 fps


Lasco Standard
Level Type of Weapon Caliber Ammunition Test Range
I .38 special S&W .38 Special RN Lead 10.2g 5m
IIA 9mm Pistol 9mm x 19 Para FMJ 8.0g 5m
II .357 magnum S&W .357 Magnum JSP 10.2g 5m
IIIA .44 Magnum Colt .44 Magnum SWC/GC 15.55g 5m
III AK47 Kalashnikov 7.62mm x 39 M43 VH 200-385 7.9g 5m
IV SLR L1A1 7.62mm x 51 M80 Ball 9.7g 5m
V M16 5.56mm x 45 M193 3.56g 5m
VI SLR L1A1 7.62mm x 51 AP M61 9.7g 5m
VI M1 30-06 (7.62mm x 63) AP 10.75g 5m
VI Dragunov SVD 7.62mm x 54r ST2M HS Penetrator 9.6g 5m

Note: Level of protection is based in part, on the United States Institute of Justice (N.I.J.) standard 0108-01.
Abbreviations: FMJ – Full Metal Jacket, JSP – Jacketed Soft Point, RN – Round Nose, SWC – Semi Wadcutter, g – Gram, gr – grain

All tests conducted are based upon average velocity of selected ammunition.

Euronorm Standard EN1063 (ballistic standards of Europe)
Class Type of Weapon Calibre Ammunition Test Range
B1 rifle .22 lr RN/Lead 10m
B2 hand gun 9mm Para FJ2)/RN/SC 5m
B3 hand gun .357 Magnum FJ3)/CB/SC 5m
B4 hand gun .44 Magnum FJ4)/FN/SCP 5m
B5 rifle 5.56mm x 45 FJ4)/PB/SC 10m
B6 rifle 7.62mm x 51 FJ2)/PB/SC 10m
B7 rifle 7.62mm x 51 FJ4)/PB/BC 10m

All tests conducted are based on average velocity of selected ammunition.