quote:Originally posted by DocGKR:
Current side plate positioning is mainly to protect the liver/kidney/descending aorta & vena cava. If you want to protect your heart and aortic arch from a side shot, you need to have hard armor on the upper arm/deltoid area as depicted in the photo above.
Yep. The liver and kidneys are HIGHLY vascular. Guys were getting shot through the guts and bleeding out on the chopper on the way to the field hospital.