first published on December 29, 2017 by Will
A ballistic helmet saves a soldier from a sniper’s bullet in this video out of Brazil.
Brazilian troops were conducting urban operations against criminal gangs in a favela when they are engaged by an enemy sniper team. Apparently the criminal gunman shot from a vehicle and then escaped into busy traffic.
The helmet can be seen getting crushed by the bullet, and the soldier falls to the ground. However, within seconds he is getting back up to his hands and knees indicating that the piece of protective gear saved his life. Close call.