YouTube user IraqVeteran8888 did a ballistics gel test using a cannon, and the resulting are absolutely horrifying.
Cannons, which are a staple of every Civil War movie, obviously aren’t still a part of modern-day war. However, that doesn’t mean a test isn’t highly entertaining. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The Second Amendment With These Gorgeous Gun-Loving Women)
A ballistics gel torso and gel blocks are meant to simulate human flesh and its resistance to projectiles. That video makes it crystal clear that even a small cannon projectile could easily blow through at least six people stacked in a straight line.