In this work, the author presents experimental verification of numerical simulation of projectile impact on constructional shields. The experimental tests were performed at a unified test stand to investigate ballistic resistance of materials in field conditions. The stand was developed at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, and then patented. The design of this test stand was based on construction of a ballistic pendulum, fitted to measure: impact force, turn angle of the ballistic pendulum χ, impact velocity and residual velocity of the projectile. All the measurement data were transmitted to a digital oscilloscope and a personal computer. The ballistic velocity of
the shield of VBL[R] – defined according to Recht’s and Ipson’s method, was compared with VBL[Z] and VBL[Z1] – determined according to the author’s method. Verification of numerically simulated ballistic velocity VRO versus the before-mentioned velocity
was carried out at the 10GHMBA-E620T steel shields impacted by 12.7 mm type B-32 projectiles. The introduced method can be used for determining ballistic thickness hBL and ballistic velocity VBL for both homogeneous plates as well as multi-layered constructional shields.