armoured vehicle : an anatomy.



Undercarriage


Landmines and car bombs do not just exist in movies or in our imaginations – the threats they pose are real indeed. This is why many security forces have sought to protect their vehicles’ underbellies as well as the frame of its body.

To date, one of the most secure ways of doing so is to install a layer of steel plating below the car. The angle of the plating ensures that, even if the bomb explodes, the impact of the blast will be diverted sideways instead of upwards, thus protecting the car’s occupants.