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Doron Plate

Doron Plate is a strong G. F. Doriot who was chief of the Research and Development Branch, Office of the Quartermaster General of the Army during World War II.[5] The doron plates were used in the Korean War in the M-1951 and T-52-2 vests and the Vietnam War in the M-1952 and M-1955 vests. Stronger and lighter materials such as Kevlar-based body armor eventually superseded the doron plate.


  1. ^ Bull, Stephen. Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation. (Greenwood Press: London) (2004) p. 19.
  2. ^ Long, Allen. "New Clothing for Fighters". Science News Letter (February 21, 1953) p. 122.
  3. ^ King, Ludlow. "Lightweight Body Armor". The Quartermaster Review (March–April 1953)
  4. ^ a b Military Handbook: Survivability, Aircraft, Nonnuclear, Airframe Volume 2. The Department of Defense (1983)
  5. ^ Armored Vest Fact Sheet. Office of the Quartermaster General. (1952).
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