World War, a Shrapnel Ball From an Artillery Shells (Stock Footage)

World War, a Shrapnel Ball From an Artillery Shells (Stock Footage)

Shrapnel shells were anti-personnel artillery munitions which carried a large number of individual bullets close to the target and then ejected them to allow them to continue along the shell’s trajectory and strike the target individually. They relied almost entirely on the shell’s velocity for their lethality. The munition has been obsolete since the end of World War I for anti-personnel use, when it was superseded by high-explosive shells for that role. The functioning and principles behind Shrapnel shells are fundamentally different from high-explosive shell fragmentation.

by
by
by
by
by
by