Shell Armored Vehicles - Technology

When it comes to armouring, it is important to know that there are many different levels of protection on offer. Starting from Level B1 through B6, armouring companies can offer you varying levels of protection, based on your individual safety and security needs. The different levels also give you protection from different types and forms of ballistics.

Based on your requirements, we will offer you armoring recommendations. All our armouring techniques, materials and equipments comply with the European CEN 1522/23 and CEN 1063 standards. We offer armouring for both transparent and opaque areas of your vehicles.

To begin the armouring process, we first strip the cars completely. The car is then filled in with composite, allow and ballistic proof materials. High quality steel and glass armous are filled into all sides of the passenger compartment and the roof of the vehicle. The highest level of armouring – B6 level, is ideal for defeating 7.62x51mm M80 Nato Ball ammunition as well as 5.56x45 SS109 ammunition.

The opaque areas of your vehicle are reinforced with ballistic proof materials, and the thickness may vary according to levels of protection required. The armouring protects your vehicle from 90 degree impacts from several different weapons. At the highest level of protection, all opaque areas of the vehicle are protected from firepower from Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov, Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt, Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” and NATO rifles. The transparent areas of the vehicle are coated with a polycarbonate coating, and arranged in multiple layers for maximum protection against ballistic impact.

The armouring is first integrated into the cab of the vehicle, where it is made into a completely self supporting structure. The interior frame is armoured so that it provides adequate mounting for the armour components – especially the large ones, which may overlap with each other. Armour plates are then inserted into the doors and windows. Finally, mounting points for the hinges are reinforced and the door pillars are armoured to protect them from getting damaged. In built door stops are added with heavy duty hinges. After the main body of the vehicle is armoured, run flat armour is inserted into the tyres. This allows the vehicle to keep running for an additional 80 to 90 kms, even if the tyres burst. Steel armoured plates are inserted into the fuel tank. Further armouring is performed on the battery and the control modules of the vehicle.

Starting from level B4, the armouring technology remains the exact same. However, the thickness of the materials used, and the number of layers added for protection continue to change. The higher the level of protection and armouring, the more the number of layers inserted into the armouring. This is applicable for both the opaque and transparent parts of your vehicle.