In certain parts of the world the need for an Armored car, with Bullet proof capabilities is very real. The challenge with converting a regular vehicle such as a Mercedes G-waggon, into a fully protected vehicle requires a lot of components to be swapped out and beefed up. The other problem is space. Once you start to increase the window thickness, and add more metal around the door jams, and the rest of the door and other body panels you begin to loose a lot of available space required for opening and closing the windows electronically. This means even a traditional heavy duty window lift mechanism becomes hard to use, hence why Linear Actuator are mostly used in these types of applications.
In the example above, this Mercedes 6 wheel drive G-Waggon has side windows with Curved ballistic glass with a thickness of around 39mm for the front and rear doors, means the electric window lift mechanism will no longer work. The standard window lift motor is only good for the 4mm thick standard glass, but ballistic glass with a thickness of around 39mm weighs around 500% more. Armored car manufacturers are now turning to Linear Actuators to do the window lifting for them.
The Linear Actuator choice for each vehicle largely depends on the level of protection required. Lower levels of protection may only require a thinner Bullet proof glass thickness thereby reducing weight allowing for a smaller Linear Actuator to be used. The most popular choice is this type of application is our Deluxe 6" Stroke model it offers a fast 3" per second speed at 100.lbs of force, easy to install thanks to the Clevis fittings on each end that offer a lot of fixture capabilities and enough force to lift a large 50mm thick bullet proof glass window lift. Longer and shorter strokes are also available but this seems to be the most popular.
Our Armored Window Door Lifter/Linear Actuator Solutions covers armored vehicles for every level, the most popular being B6 & B7 level. Armored SUV, Armored sedan cars, Armored Trucks, Armored Tactical Vehicles, Armored Personnel Carriers, all typically use this Actuator.
Following are the Technical Specifications for our Heavy Duty Windows Lifter
Model Number: FA-HF-100-12-XX
Strokes: 3" 6" 9" 12" 15" 18" 24" 30" 32" 36"
Dynamic Force: 100lbs
Static force: 180lbs
voltage: 12V drawing 10A at Max load.
Speed: 3" per second
IP Rating: IP66
The Level of protection for vehicles can be categorized below, and the type of weapon that relates to the different classes is also shown below.
STANDARD THREAT PROTECTION - DIRECT FIRE LEVELS
Conditions meet or exceed European Committee for Standardization guidelines outlined in EN1063, 1522, 1523 and PM2000 for qualification & certification of armor solutions. On customer request, STANAG 4569 test conditions can also be used.
|PB||Pointed bullet||SCP1||Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator(Type M855 or SS109)|
|SC||Soft core (lead)||SCP2||Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator|
|SP||Soft point||SCP3||Soft core (lead) with steel penetrator (3.7 +/- 0.1g, type PS)|
|CB||Conical Bullet||HC(1)||Steel hard core, mass (4.6 +/- 0.1) g, hardness >63 HRC|
|JSP||Jacketed Soft Point||HC(2)||Tungsten Carbide hard core, mass (5.95 +/- 0.1g) ammunition type M993/AP8, hardness >63 HRC|
|FJ(1)||Full steel jacket (plated)||HCI(1)||Steel hard core with incendiary, combined mass (5.4 +/- 0.1) g, hardness >63 HRC|
|FJ(2)||Full copper alloy jacket||HCI(2)||Steel hard core with incendiary, ammunition type BZ-API, hardness >63 HRC|
|FN||Flat nose bullet|
|Test level according to VPAM APR 2006||Classification by PM 2007 (PM) BRV 2009 (VR)||Stanag 4569 AEP 55 (level)||Comparable to* DIN EN 1063 (BR), DIN EN 1522/23 (FB), BRV 1999 (VR)||Type of Weapon||Calibre||Type of bullet||Test condition|
|Standoff (m)||Standard Hit Spacing|
|4||PM 4 VR 4||BR 4 FB 4 VR 4||357 S/W||.357 Magnum||FJ(1)/CB/SC||10 +/- 0.5||3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm|
|44 S/W||.44 Magnum||FJ(2)/FN/SC|
|6||PM 6 VR 6||( B4+ not classified)||PS Ball (AK 47)||7.62 x 39mm||FJ(1)/PB/SCP(3)||10 +/- 0.5||3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm|
|7||PM 7 VR 7||Level 1||BR 5 FB 5 VR 5||M16A2/Famas-G2||5.56 x 45mm||FJ(2)/PB/SCP(1)|
|BR 6 FB 6 VR 6||M80 Ball (M60/M14/FAL-FN)||7.62 x 51mm||FJ(1)/PB/SC|
|( B6+ not classified)||M16A1/Famas-G1 (M193)||5.56 x 45mm||FJ(2)/PB/SC|
|8||PM 8 VR 8||Level 2||BZ-API (AK-47)||7.62 x 39mm||FJ(1)/PB/HCI(1)||10 +/- 0.5||3 shots on the vertices of a triangle @ 120 +/- 10mm|