|Aerial Density||40.66 kg/m²|
|Protection Area||250 x 300 x 15 mm|
|Materials||Hybrid ceramic core|
|Protection Level||NIJ level IV (4)|
|Dimensions||10 x 12 inches (250x300mm)|
|Product Capacity||8000 per week|
Given the classification MAX-4, the VestGuard ceramic Hybrid dual purpose Hard Armour Plate meets and exceeds the highest level of protection available on the market.
The MAX-4 weighs just 2.7 kilos tested to offer protection to both NIJ Level III (3) six shot test and Level IV (4) single shot test when used with VestGuard advanced soft armour solutions Level II (2) or (3a) found in every vest we manufacture.
As VestGuard best seller, the MAX-4 is a cost effective solution with the multicurve design typically availble from stock to offer the very best in personal protection for the only UK manufacturer to be officially certified by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to this level of protection.
Each plate is 250mm x 300mm x 15mm with shooter cut corners curving side to side and top to bottom to be ergonomically more confortable to wear. It is recommended that each vest be equipped with two plates, one for the front and one of the rear, that fit inside pockets on the outer carrier of VestGuard overt body armour.
VestGuard would recommend this plate to anyone travelling to high threat locations such as Libya, Iraq, Nigeria and Afghanistan.
Ideal for Government, Civilian, maritime, close protection, journalist and military use, amongst others.
Bullet mass (g)
Max Trauma (mm)
7.62x63mm M2 AP
Single curved, multi curved and female designs available
Over 500,000 units sold
The MAX Level IV Hard Armour Plate from VestGuard is currently the only British made plate to be certified by the NIJ to Level IV (4). An essential part of ensuring quality and guaranteeing protection.
This plate represents existing technology enhanced with the latest advances in ceramic and encapsulation techniques to produce a world class plate at an affordable price.
Tested independently, and in the field by customers to offer protection against common threats including the AK47 and .30 calibre Armour Piercing rounds. Tested to both NIJ level III (3) and level IV (4) for added peace of mind.
The MAX-4 technology can be supplied in a variety of shapes, sizes and protection levels to work In-Conjunction-With (ICW) VestGuard soft armour packs or as a stand alone solution.
Suitable for military and civilian applications for any country across the world. With over half a million units sold worldwide VestGuard leads the way in the personal protection industry.
The MAX-4 has been assessed for comfort and ergonomics to the European CE standards for use over long periods of wear and has passed all testing with excellent results.
Hard Armour manufactured in the UK by VestGuard tested rigorously to ensure ongoing compliance with the International NIJ (National Institute of Justice) ballistic standards as well as physical and environmental performance assessments.
10 year performance guarantee* on hard armour
Servicing, maintenance and repair plans
Recycling program for old and unused armour
VestGuard has the capacity to manufacture up to 4,000 hard armour plates per week for urgent operational requirements.
Manufactured and independantly tested to meet the following levels of protection
NIJ Level III (3) 7.62x51mm FMJ M80
NIJ Level III+ (3+) 5.56x45mm M855 SS109
NIJ Level IV (4) .30 Calibre M2 AP (armour piercing)
At a distance of 15 metres