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AK47 Kalashnikov Plate

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.

Caliber

Type

Velocity

HAP-1

5.45X39

Mild Steel Core

930

1

5.56X45

M193 Ball

1000

3

5.56X45

SS109 NATO

1000

1

7.62X39

Mild Steel Core

740

3

7.62X39

AP

740

1

7.62X51

M80 NATO

853

1

Plate Weight (Nom 10X12”)

2.1

Curvature

Single

Price per plate (ex)

71.00

Price per Plate (inc)

85.20

AK47 Assault Rifle

Our plate tables should not be used as evidence that another supplier’s plates will conform to the same specification as ours. We conduct our own trials on approved MOD Ballistic Test Ranges

Stab Vest, Stab Vests, Stab Proof Vest and Stab Proof Vests are common terms for body armour with a defined level of resistance to a knife or pointed weapon. The same also applies to bullet proof vest terminology - bullet proof vests have a defined level of ballistic resistance.

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