John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 108

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The shell contains 375 mixed metal bullets about

41 per lb also is painted lead colour to distinguish

them from Mark I

 

Mark II

     Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark III in having

a slightly narrower drwing [sic] band The shell is secured in

the case by the latter being indented in four places into a

cannelure turned on the shell the cannelure being fitted

with Pittman's cement.

 

Mark I

     Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark II in the radius

of the head being 1 ½ diameters also the walls of the shell are

thinner in the lower part, and the lip of the tin cup containing

the bursting charge is also of a different shape it contains

364 bullets also painted black

 

N.B

    Time Shrapnel Shells are only used against

troops in the open and are practically obsolete against

troops behind cover, also they are used against anti-air

crafts.

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The shell contains 375 mixed metal bullets about

41 per lb also is painted lead colour to distinguish

them from Mark I

 

Mark II

     Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark III in having

a slightly narrower drwing [sic] band The shell is secured in

the case by the latter being indented in four places into a

cannelure turned on the shell the cannelure being fitted

with Pittman's cement.

 

Mark I

     Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark II in the radius

of the head being 1 ½ diameters also the walls of the shell are

thinner in the lower part, and the lip of the tin cup containing

the bursting charge is also of a different shape it contains

364 bullets also painted black

 

N.B

    Time Shrapnel Shells are only used against

troops in the open and are practically obsolete against

troops behind cover, also they are used against anti-air

crafts.


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  • March 29, 2017 01:37:05 Cheryl Ellsworth

    The shell contains 375 mixed metal bullets about

    41 per lb also is painted lead colour to distinguish

    them from Mark I

     

    Mark II

         Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark III in having

    a slightly narrower drwing [sic] band The shell is secured in

    the case by the latter being indented in four places into a

    cannelure turned on the shell the cannelure being fitted

    with Pittman's cement.

     

    Mark I

         Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark II in the radius

    of the head being 1 ½ diameters also the walls of the shell are

    thinner in the lower part, and the lip of the tin cup containing

    the bursting charge is also of a different shape it contains

    364 bullets also painted black

     

    N.B

        Time Shrapnel Shells are only used against

    troops in the open and are practically obsolete against

    troops behind cover, also they are used against anti-air

    crafts.

  • March 29, 2017 01:36:24 Cheryl Ellsworth

    The shell contains 375 mixed metal bullets about

    41 per lb also is painted lead colour to distinguish

    them from Mark I


    Mark II

         Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark III in having

    a slightly narrower drwing [sic] band The shell is secured in

    the case by the latter being indented in four places into a

    cannelure turned on the shell the cannelure being fitted

    with Pittman's cement.


    Mark I

         Shrapnel shell differs from the Mark II in the radius

    of the head being 1 1/2 diameters also the walls of the shell are

    thinner in the lower part, and the lip of the tin cup containing

    the bursting charge is also of a different shape it contains

    364 bullets also painted black


    N.B

        Time Shrapnel Shells are only used against

    troops in the open and are practically obsolete against

    troops behind cover, also they are used against anti-air

    crafts.


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