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:

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

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Here we go:

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

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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:

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The video shows that the bulletproof glass was no match for the RGP. The warhead was able to pierce the target.

Here’s the full video: