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Why Ballistics Knowledge Matters for Civilian Armoured Vehicle Users

Armoured Vehicle Awareness Training: Introduction to Ballistics for Civilian Armoured Vehicles

Civilian armoured vehicles offer a sense of security in a world with unpredictable threats. But just like any security system, understanding how it works is crucial for getting the most out of it. This is why the understanding of ballistics, the science of projectiles in motion, is vital for civilian armoured vehicle users.

Think of your armoured vehicle as a shield. Its effectiveness is a function of a number of issues including on the type of ballistic attack it's designed to withstand. Ballistics knowledge also empowers you to understand the different levels of ballistic protection offered by your vehicle. These levels are typically denoted by civilian armoured vehicle standards like the BRV 2009. Knowing the specific rating of your vehicle tells you the calibre and type of ammunition your vehicle is designed to protect against.

Importantly, ballistics goes beyond just bullets. Understanding how projectiles behave upon impact (terminal ballistics) allows you to appreciate the design characteristics of your vehicle as well as the protection afforded to vehicle passengers and critical components This knowledge empowers you to assess your vehicle's suitability for different threat scenarios.

Furthermore, ballistics encompasses the properties of the projectiles themselves. Knowing about different ammunition types, like armour-piercing rounds, helps you understand potential limitations of your vehicle’s armour suite. This awareness allows you to make informed decisions about navigating high-risk situations.

Equipping yourself with basic ballistics knowledge isn't just about understanding your vehicle's capabilities; it's about understanding its limitations. This empowers you to make informed decisions about your safety. By knowing the design limitations of your armoured vehicle, you can take necessary precautions and avoid a false sense of security.

To learn more about this critical topic, click on the graphic above and enrol in Armoured Consulting’s exclusive Armoured Vehicle Awareness Training Program course AVC-C2: Introduction to Ballistics for Civilian Armoured Vehicles 

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