For tissue simulations, GELITA® BALLISTIC/ORDNANCE GELATIN offers ideal properties: it’s perfect for simulating living soft tissue and thus used to evaluate the effectiveness of firearms against humans or animals. Models made from GELITA® BALLISTIC/ORDNANCE GELATIN provide an excellent visualization of ballistic events, including the projectile path and projectile-tissue interactions. The ability to measure bullet penetration, deformation, fragmentation, path yaw and tissue disruption make it a perfect model for forensics. Depending on the gelatin concentrate, models of different density can be produced.

The DLR, the German Aerospace Center, uses artificial birds made from gelatin to shoot at airplanes. The tests simulate real birds hitting the engines, wings or other parts of the fuselage. The same concept, and the same gelatin, can be used to simulate car crashes with deer or other game, and even hand and arm injuries caused by drones and quadcopters.

To develop new medical techniques and train physicians or surgeons, GELITA® BALLISTIC/ORDNANCE GELATIN is used to produce so-called gelatin “phantoms” to model tissue, allowing trainee surgeons to practice even very complicated surgical procedures.

Our product range:

  • GELITA® Gelatin Type Ballistic 1 - 3


Jörg Sprave - a customer of GELITA - has his own YouTube channel called "The Slingshot Channel" with close to one million followers. In his video he explains the ballistic gelatin myth.