Here's what happens when an RPG is fired at 16 inches of bulletproof glass

A video uploaded to YouTube earlier this week purportedly shows what happens when a Russian RPG-7 (rocket-propelled grenade) is fired at 45 sheets of bulletproof glass, measuring about 16 inches thick.

An RPG is a portable, shoulder-fired, anti-tank weapon system that fires rockets equipped with an explosive warhead.

Here’s a side shot of an RPG:

RPG soldier

Photo: YouTube/CrashZone

Here’s the target: 45 layers of bulletproof glass:

bulletproof glass rpg

Photo: YouTube/CrashZone

Here we go:

RPG down range

Photo: YouTube/CrashZone

Here’s the RPG on its way toward the bulletproof glass:

rpg_bulletproof_glass

Photo: YouTube/CrashZone

Here’s a GIF of the action:

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And here it is in slow motion:

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Here’s the end result:

RPG_result

Photo: YouTube/CrashZone

Here’s the full video:

https://youtu.be/_J-uKNb6TaI

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