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    Projectile Fragmentation

    Hallo,
    I have been reading in an old german manual dt.1935, with the title"Contemplation about projectile fragmentation". The photos are from that manual. Fotos 1 and 2 depict a socalled (Geschossigel) projectile-hedgehog. The nails show the direction of the fragments when the shell bursts. The other fotos are from actual test-firings. The arrow depicts the direction of firing, the cross is the impact spot. The fat line named (1) is the "effective fragment"line. It says in the manual, what every artillerist should know, that you should always use the smallest charge possible (not only for powder conservation), but that the steeper the angle of impact is, the more effective fragments you get.
    regards,
    Bellifortis.
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