How tough is a modern Kevlar helmet?
Youtuber Mike B is ready to blast some bullets at this helmet.
Witness just how well a U.S. M88 PASGT Kevlar Helmet will stand up to bullets.
A 1989 vintage Kevlar helmet just has to stand up better than the old steel pot helmets right? Indeed it does as this surplus U.S. M88 PASGT Kevlar Helmet takes a whole bunch of pistol bullets that fail to penetrate. Incredibly they all were contained in the Kevlar itself.
Calibers tested against this U.S. M88 PASGT Kevlar Helmet were 9x18mm, 9mm, .45 acp, and 7.62x25mm Tokarev handgun cartridges. Multiple hits still get captured withing the Kevlar material. Yes it even stopped the hot 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge that is known to do bad things to Kevlar.
While rifle calibers such as the .30 Carbine and 7.62x39mm did make it through this test indeed shows that modern Kevlar helmets are quite impressive.