AIR: By Henry VIII

Out of the catacombs of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has come another type of body armor for U.S. airmen (TIME, June 14). At the Army's Aberdeen (Md.) proving grounds, ballistics experts are testing a steel suit modeled after the coat of armor worn by King Henry VIII.

For months the Army and Curator Stephen Grancsay of the Museum's ancient arms and armor department have been experimenting on armor that will give maximum protection from flak and flying missiles, minimum interference with movement. Last week genial, 46-year-old Curator Grancsay thought...

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