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The Shrapnel Shell

The Shrapnel Shell PDF
Author: Charles Bormann
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781497300538
Size: 15.94 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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From the Author's Introductory: I HERE subjoin the following report on an experiment made in England and published in The Court Journal, May 10, 1862, p. 437- Art. "Army and Navy"—received too late for insertion in the text. "A series of artillery experiments, on a scale of unusual magnitude, have recently taken place at Shoeburyness. The object was to ascertain the probable effect of ordinary field batteries of 12-pounder Armstrong guns in resisting the landing of an invading force. For this purpose a large number of floating targets representing boats were towed out to sea by a steamer, and fired upon at various distances from 3,000 to 1,000 yards. Five field batteries of Armstrong guns opened fire with shell from the beach, and presented a magnificent spectacle. The accuracy with which the shells burst, and their effect on the targets, were regarded with general astonishment and admiration. Hardly a vestige of any of the targets as left. It was agreed on all hands that not a man could have reached "the shore alive, and that the protection afforded by our present field artillery is of the most satisfactory nature. The guns fired fifty rounds apiece, and not the smallest accident occurred." Supposing the application of fuzes of the best possible construction and quality, such a result could not possibly have been obtained by means of a concussion or a percussion fuze, but only by a time fuze; and what is true in the case of Armstrong guns, is equally true of any System of rifled guns.

The Shrapnel Shell In England And In Belgium

The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium PDF
Author: Charles Guillaume Bormann (Major-General)
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Size: 43.55 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 214
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This "historico-technical sketch" provides readers a unique glimpse into a then-new technology which dramatically influenced the course of many battles during the Crimean Campaign: shrapnel shells. Dominance in this technology would ultimately spell victory for the Allies.

The Shrapnel Shell In England And In Belgium

The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium PDF
Author: Charles Guillaume Bormann
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781346581965
Size: 39.10 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 230
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The Shrapnel Shell In England And In Belgium

The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium PDF
Author: Bormann Bormann
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780656000227
Size: 72.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Excerpt from The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium: With Some Reflections on the Use of This Projectile in the Late Crimean War, a Historic-Technical Sketch Belgium, that comparatively small country with her but recently created artillery, having made the most laudable exertions for the rational solution ofmany an important problem respecting ordnance service, has honourably distinguished herself in the prosecution of the Shrapnel question and is entitled, by virtue of extended and successful experiments, to a voice on this subject, which, at least, ought to have protected her regulations in this matter against disparaging statements but an article published in Colburn's United Service Magazine for February 1854 The Shrapnel shows the contrary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Shrapnel Shell In England And In Belgium

The Shrapnel Shell in England and in Belgium PDF
Author: Bormann Charles Guillaume 1796-1872
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781313558310
Size: 49.74 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Catalogue Of Printed Books

Catalogue of Printed Books PDF
Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
Publisher: William Clowes & Sons, Limited
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Category : English imprints
Languages : en
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