This study describes the influence of texture and associated mechanical properties on ballistic performance of Aluminium-7017 alloy in two different (unidirectional and clock) hot rolling conditions. The change in texture has been explained in terms of β fiber in hot rolled and T6 tempered condition. A marginal variation in strength and hardness is observed with changing the mode of rolling, whereas Charpy impact values are found to be varying considerably. Results show that the unidirectional rolled material exhibits improved ballistic performance than that of the clock rolled plate. This has been attributed to different textures present in both the plates.