Just what will a 37mm black powder cannon do, ballistically speaking? (VIDEO)

Will 38 inches of ballistics gel and a dozen sheets of plywood stop a 1.2-pound lead projectile a fired from a mini Parrot gun? Heck, let’s find out.

Eric from IV8888 gathered every bit of gel they could muster and a baffle stack of plywood to see just how deep a giant Minié-style projectile about the size of a twinkie would go with some cannon grade black powder behind it, and it still wasn’t enough.

We are talking about something like 45,000 ft./lbs. of energy here.