armoured vehicle : an anatomy.

Doors, Roof & Passenger Compartment

Steel has traditionally been the material of choice for armour, but that has changed over the years. Heavy and cumbersome, steel is also not very malleable, which makes inserting them into car parts a considerable hassle.

Moving away from this, we use Aramid (or Aromatic Polyamide) in our armour plating instead. The material is a class of heat-resistant, strong synthetic fiber that, when intertwined over several layers, form an extremely lightweight and flexible armour. It is because of this flexibility that hard-to-reach parts such as the car bonnet, where the battery and key electronic components are located, can be safe from gunshot damage. The malleability of Aramid is also used to shape the armour that is used in passenger compartment (from the dashboard downwards and around the interior of the compartment).