chapter  Chapter 1
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History of Protection Armor

WithMagdi El Messiry

The body armor has been invented to protect the wearer from the surrounding environmental hazards such as chemical, fire, UV, radiation, heat or to protect warriors from impact of bullet, sharp fragments or being stabbed by knife or spikes. Through the evolution of the mankind, thousands of types of the body protection were developed for a personal safeguard. In the modern era, there is an increase attention to develop a body armor that ensure the safety, comfort, and light weight by the application of modern high performance fibers. In this chapter, a historical background of the body armor is given with a special emphasize on the contemporary bullet proof and stab resistance armors classifications and their future development.