In one corner, we have an AR500 Level III armor plate, a thick slab of steel core and protective fragmentation coating rated for calibers up to .308 Winchester at 2,800 feet per second. In the other corner, we have a 37mm Parrott cannon shooting a pound-and-a-half Minie ball, generating over 45,000 foot pounds of energy on impact.
You’d think that the results would be predictable, right? Well, you might be surprised.
Iraqveteran8888 puts the plate to the test against something it was never designed for: a half-scale replica of a Civil War cannon that shoots projectiles big enough to intimidate entire regiments. See what happens below.