John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 118

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Field Artillery Fire

     Three natures of fire are used in the

field namely

     A = Gun Shrapnel Fire

     B = Howitzer Shrapnel Fire

     C = High Explosive Fire


Note

     When the latter shell are not available "Percussion

Shrapnel Fire" is used as a substitute


Gun Shrapnel Fire

     The object of the designer of the gun

and ammunition is to obtain a dense of shower of bullets

flying forward as nearly parallel to the ground as possible

in order to cover a great depth of ground The dangerous

zone of each bullet is increase to the uttermost in order

that if it just misses the head of a man at (a) it

may still hit the foot of a man at (b) 50 yards behind

him, and so on

The advantage of a deep zone, at a fixed target, is

to allow the gunner more latitude, for it will never be

possible to find the range exactly, the trajections of the

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Field Artillery Fire

     Three natures of fire are used in the

field namely

     A = Gun Shrapnel Fire

     B = Howitzer Shrapnel Fire

     C = High Explosive Fire


Note

     When the latter shell are not available "Percussion

Shrapnel Fire" is used as a substitute


Gun Shrapnel Fire

     The object of the designer of the gun

and ammunition is to obtain a dense of shower of bullets

flying forward as nearly parallel to the ground as possible

in order to cover a great depth of ground The dangerous

zone of each bullet is increase to the uttermost in order

that if it just misses the head of a man at (a) it

may still hit the foot of a man at (b) 50 yards behind

him, and so on

The advantage of a deep zone, at a fixed target, is

to allow the gunner more latitude, for it will never be

possible to find the range exactly, the trajections of the


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  • March 29, 2017 23:10:31 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Field Artillery Fire

         Three natures of fire are used in the

    field namely

         A = Gun Shrapnel Fire

         B = Howitzer Shrapnel Fire

         C = High Explosive Fire


    Note

         When the latter shell are not available "Percussion

    Shrapnel Fire" is used as a substitute


    Gun Shrapnel Fire

         The object of the designer of the gun

    and ammunition is to obtain a dense of shower of bullets

    flying forward as nearly parallel to the ground as possible

    in order to cover a great depth of ground The dangerous

    zone of each bullet is increase to the uttermost in order

    that if it just misses the head of a man at (a) it

    may still hit the foot of a man at (b) 50 yards behind

    him, and so on

    The advantage of a deep zone, at a fixed target, is

    to allow the gunner more latitude, for it will never be

    possible to find the range exactly, the trajections of the

  • March 29, 2017 15:12:06 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Field Artillery Fire

         Three natures of fire are used in the

    field namely

         A = Gun Shrapnel Fire

         B = Howitzer Shrapnel Fire

         C = High Explosive Fire


    Note

         When the latter shell are not available "Percussion

    Shrapnel Fire" is used as a substitute


    Gun Shrapnel Fire

         The object of the designer of the gun

    and ammunition is to obtain a dense of shower of bullets

    flying forward as nearly parallel to the ground as possible

    in order to cover a great depth of ground The dangerous

    zone of each bullet is increase to the uttermost in order

    that if it just misses the head of a man at (a) it

    may still hit the foot of a man at (b) 50 yards behind

    him, and so on

    The advantage of a deep zone, at a fixed target, is

    to allow the gunner more latitude, for it will never be

    possible to find the range exactly, the trajections of the


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