John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 129

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Therefore Time Shrapnel Shell is the principal

"Field Artillery" projectile and is carried for most natures

of Field Artillery

     The best effect from Time Shrapnel is

obtained when the trajectory passes through of close to

the target and the position of mean point of burst should

be close as possible to the target without entailing an

under proportion of grazes to attain this "Ranging" must

be carried out till the correct range and length of fuze are

determined

In shrapnel shell with base bursters the spread of the bullets

is principally caused by the rotation of the shell in the 13 Pr

and 18 Pr shell however, the central tube is filled with powder

which tends to increase the angle of opening more so it is

difficult to measure this angle accurately but its tendency is

to increase as the range increases

In estimating the front covered by the spread of the bullets

it may be taken as about 35 per cent of the distance burst

short or in rough terms the danger zone is if it just

misses the head of a man it may catch the foot of the

man behind at a distance of 50 yards

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N.B

Therefore Time Shrapnel Shell is the principal

"Field Artillery" projectile and is carried for most natures

of Field Artillery

     The best effect from Time Shrapnel is

obtained when the trajectory passes through of close to

the target and the position of mean point of burst should

be close as possible to the target without entailing an

under proportion of grazes to attain this "Ranging" must

be carried out till the correct range and length of fuze are

determined

In shrapnel shell with base bursters the spread of the bullets

is principally caused by the rotation of the shell in the 13 Pr

and 18 Pr shell however, the central tube is filled with powder

which tends to increase the angle of opening more so it is

difficult to measure this angle accurately but its tendency is

to increase as the range increases

In estimating the front covered by the spread of the bullets

it may be taken as about 35 per cent of the distance burst

short or in rough terms the danger zone is if it just

misses the head of a man it may catch the foot of the

man behind at a distance of 50 yards


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  • March 30, 2017 02:27:14 Cheryl Ellsworth

    N.B

    Therefore Time Shrapnel Shell is the principal

    "Field Artillery" projectile and is carried for most natures

    of Field Artillery

         The best effect from Time Shrapnel is

    obtained when the trajectory passes through of close to

    the target and the position of mean point of burst should

    be close as possible to the target without entailing an

    under proportion of grazes to attain this "Ranging" must

    be carried out till the correct range and length of fuze are

    determined

    In shrapnel shell with base bursters the spread of the bullets

    is principally caused by the rotation of the shell in the 13 Pr

    and 18 Pr shell however, the central tube is filled with powder

    which tends to increase the angle of opening more so it is

    difficult to measure this angle accurately but its tendency is

    to increase as the range increases

    In estimating the front covered by the spread of the bullets

    it may be taken as about 35 per cent of the distance burst

    short or in rough terms the danger zone is if it just

    misses the head of a man it may catch the foot of the

    man behind at a distance of 50 yards

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    Mrs Jean Hanby
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