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WW1 Shrapnell 13 Pounder (with inside expossed)

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Shrapnell Shell with timed fuze unmarked. Designed to explode in the air above the infantry, the charge inside, after the fuze timed out, was detonated at the base of the projectile, pushing the contents (Iron Balls) out at a high velocity and blowing off the fuze, as the projectile is now upside down (falling from the sky) these are projected toward the enemy. Fired from a 9cwt Artillery Gun.

10th Sep 2009

Design and Technology, History, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

WW1, shrapnell

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