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On 8/22/2018 at 6:31 PM, LoooSeR said:

For sappers (suit). Shield with "protects from bullets 12.7 mm" written on it.

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https://vk.com/wall123450606_20319

   According to this shield is called Gerkules (Hercules), survived "5 hits of 12.7 mm bullets from 50 meters". Shield is made out of ceramics, glass is BR-4 rated ("armor piercing bullets of AK-74"). Suit for sappers was tested in Syria. 

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