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Could You Use an iPad Air as Protection Against a Helicopter Gun?

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If you have ever wondered if an iPad can stop a minigun, the video below is perfect for you.

An iPad is capable of some pretty amazing technological feats. It is a jack of all trades device, but could it also double as a bulletproof shield?

Well, the short answer is a resounding no. Check out the video from YouTuber FullMag below to see what I mean.

The high-velocity rounds erupting from the multiple barrels of the minigun fly through the iPad as if it weren’t even there. In the high speed footage, the bullets don’t even slow down and hardly alter their trajectory. The iPad may as well be made out of cardboard for all the good it did in stopping the bullets.

That isn’t a knock on the iPad at all. It is simply a testament to the power of the M134 Minigun which is capable of firing 7.62x51mm NATO rounds at an astounding rate of up to 6,000 rounds per minute. There isn’t much that can withstand that type of firepower.

For those curious, the helicopter featured in the video is a variant of the MH-6 Little Bird known as the AH-6. The “A” stands for attack if the minigun mounted to the side didn’t already give that away. This helicopter is used by the United States Army for special operations.

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Could You Use an iPad Air as Protection Against a Helicopter Gun?