John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 153

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Finding the Fuze.

     When the range has been found so that

the mean trajectory passes through the target, the fuze

has next to be found


 Drawing of shell explosions at various points 


The corrector scale of the fuze indicator, when set at normal

200, is intended to give a burst at the distance from the target

which is most effective at each range. But the burning of

fuzes varies according to the density of the air, the fuze

burning fastest when the barometer is highest; and moreover

the time taken by the shell to reach the target varies

according to the strength of the powder which is increased

by heat. Therefore it is necessary to try several settings

of the corrector scale, and to select the best


So far the B.C has been ranging with right section Nos 1

and 2 guns. He has previously ordered the remaining

guns to set their correctors at graduation

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Finding the Fuze.

     When the range has been found so that

the mean trajectory passes through the target, the fuze

has next to be found


 Drawing of shell explosions at various points 


The corrector scale of the fuze indicator, when set at normal

200, is intended to give a burst at the distance from the target

which is most effective at each range. But the burning of

fuzes varies according to the density of the air, the fuze

burning fastest when the barometer is highest; and moreover

the time taken by the shell to reach the target varies

according to the strength of the powder which is increased

by heat. Therefore it is necessary to try several settings

of the corrector scale, and to select the best


So far the B.C has been ranging with right section Nos 1

and 2 guns. He has previously ordered the remaining

guns to set their correctors at graduation


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  • April 5, 2017 00:54:38 Cheryl Ellsworth

    Finding the Fuze.

         When the range has been found so that

    the mean trajectory passes through the target, the fuze

    has next to be found


     Drawing of shell explosions at various points 


    The corrector scale of the fuze indicator, when set at normal

    200, is intended to give a burst at the distance from the target

    which is most effective at each range. But the burning of

    fuzes varies according to the density of the air, the fuze

    burning fastest when the barometer is highest; and moreover

    the time taken by the shell to reach the target varies

    according to the strength of the powder which is increased

    by heat. Therefore it is necessary to try several settings

    of the corrector scale, and to select the best


    So far the B.C has been ranging with right section Nos 1

    and 2 guns. He has previously ordered the remaining

    guns to set their correctors at graduation

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