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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.





   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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