VIDEO: Ford cop cars stop armor-piercing bullets

Posted at 9:46 AM, Mar 12, 2016

A video released by Ford Motor Company this week shows how the Ford Police Interceptor can stop armor-piercing bullets.

According to the company, it is the first pursuit rated vehicle that offers Type IV ballistic panels in the United States.

The video shows someone shooting many different rounds at the Police Interceptor doors with the bullet not getting through.

“Ford is well-known in the police community for going further to enhance officer safety. It’s what our product is all about, first and foremost,” said Raj Sarkar, general marketing manager, Ford North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing operations in a release.

“Type IV hard armor or plate inserts shall be tested in a conditioned state with .30 caliber armor piercing (AP) bullets (U.S. Military designation M2 AP) with a specified mass of 10.8 g (166 gr) and a velocity of 878 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2880 ft/s ± 30 ft/s)," according to the Department of Justice.

According to Ford, the Type IV panels are an additional option beyond the existing ballistic panel protection offered by Ford.

Type III ballistic panels are on-duty in agencies across the U.S. and are rated against all handgun and non-armor piercing bullets up to .30 caliber.

Check out the video above.