This plate defeats 7.62X39mm ammunition from the World’s best known assault weapon.
Its credentials are often overlooked in favour of Level III and IV plates. The yellow table row is the official Level III test round. To pass Level III it must take 6 shots, and not one as listed.
What would happen if this plate was hit multiple times - say 3, or even the full 6? Well, it does pretty well at 3 shots (100mm Spacing) and sometimes passes the full 6 shots, but fails to impress the ballistic test houses because it looks seriously tatty after the test. For this reason we decided to issue a one shot pass to be comfortable in our stated levels.
Its other overlooked feature is the weight. At an impressive 2.1 Kgs it is lighter than all our plate range, with the exception of the quite pricey “Superlights”.
In light of the above, this plate is a serious contender for most applications.
One must also question the actual probability of being hit 6 times in a area that’s 83% of one square foot. Most assailants trained to use an assault rifle would fire two or three successive shots at an “in sight” target.
Finally, if you’re the type that needs concrete proof - and “might survive” three or six shots is simply not good enough; then consider our HAP-6 Level IV plate which also only has one M80 Nato strike in our Compare All Table. Many people make a grave error of judgement and assume a Level IV Plate will stop all bullets from lesser levels - this is clearly not always the case.