Armor Wear Plates – Dynamic Armor 500

Dynamic Armor 500 steel is a medium-carbon, low alloy, quenched and tempered steel amor wear plate product achieving a minimum of 477-520 Brinell hardness (BNH). The material is capable of meeting the requirements of MIL-DTL-46100E and a number of commercial armor specifications.

Chemical Composition

C Mn P S Si Cu Ni Cr Mo B C.E.* (typical)
0.32 1.25 0.01 0.01 0.45 0.25 0.75 0.65 0.55 0.0 0.59

Mechanical Properties

Yield Tensile UTS 20°C (68°F) Elongation Charpy -40°C Hardness BHN
202 Ksi 230 Ksi 10% 25ft/lbs 490 -> 515


This material will withstand up to 4*t (up to 0.3125 » thick) and 6*t (0.3126 – 0.500 » thick) bending; however, larger bend radiuses are recommended to reduce the effect of cold working and highly localized residual stresses associated with bending.


Dynamic Armor 500 could be welded by common welding methods for high-strength medium-carbon steels. Appropriate heat input controls should be used to prevent localized overheating. Preheating (although not required) can be done to eliminate surface moisture and to reduce thermal gradient. Preheat temperatures should not exceed 400°F to avoid “softening” of Dynamic Armor 500 steel plates.

Dimensional Information

Flatness Tolerance Available Gauges Available Widths Available Lengths
ASTM A6 or better 0.125″ – 0.500″ 36 – 60″ 48″ – 288″

Ballistic Performance

Dynamic Armor 500 typically exceeds the required minimum velocity of MIL-DTL-46100E by 100 – 150 feet per second. In the appropriate thicknesses, Dynamic Armor 500 steel meets various protection levels of NIJ & EN 1063, and UL 752.

For more information about Titus Steelworks’ Dynamic Armor 500, contact us today. We ship to US and Canada from our Cartersville, GA location.

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