Bulletproof glass

Bulletproof glass

T742/0069 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 40.6MB

Downloadable file size: 4.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Bullet Proof Glass

Credit: VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bulletproof glass. Technician examining a pane of Sentry-Glas Plus bulletproof glass hit by a bullet during testing. The force of the impact caused the lead bullet to evaporate and then recondense at the edge of the impact site. Despite this, the glass was not pierced. The pane consists of a layer of plastic sandwiched between two glass layers. The plastic makes the glass 100 times more rigid than previous types of bullet-proof glass. Such glass, which is used in military vehicles, armoured limousines, banks and museums, is also tested against blows from weapons like axes. Photographed in the Gun Testing Facility of the State of Baden-Wuttemberg in Ulm, Germany.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: baden-wuttemberg, bullet, bulletproof, crack, cracked, damage, damaged, engineering, face, german, germany, glass pane, gun testing facility, impact, lead, male, man, new materials technology, research, researcher, scientist, sentry-glas plus, technician, test, testing, ulm

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.