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In this paper the ballistic behaviour of several glass/polyester laminate structures was studied, evaluating the residual velocity of the projectile and the damage area. Three monolithic laminates of different thicknesses and two multiplate laminate structures were analyzed: one of a sandwich type with face-sheets of glass/polyester and a foam core, and another made with the same face-sheet, which were separated by a distance equal to the thickness of the core. It was found that laminates of greater thickness show a larger damage area and a greater ballistic limit. The influence of the core on the ballistic limit of multiplate laminate structures is negligible but, nevertheless, the extension of the damage area in the back face-sheet is increased.