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In movies like "Gettysburg" they show a cannonball...
thirsty trump supporter crackhouse
  04/29/21
Are you dumb? Exploding artillery has been around since 1376...
High-end provocative deer antler
  04/29/21
I specifically said "cannonball" in OP: https:/...
thirsty trump supporter crackhouse
  04/29/21
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-civil-w...
thirsty trump supporter crackhouse
  04/29/21
Shells contain an explosive charge and were designed to burs...
High-end provocative deer antler
  04/29/21
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Flesh prole marketing idea
  05/04/21
This post is rated FALSE. Cannonball bounces off of a fli...
High-end provocative deer antler
  04/30/21
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High-end provocative deer antler
  04/30/21
that's bullshit. they're using a mortar, and the ones that h...
Concupiscible tanning salon
  04/30/21
Keep spinning!
High-end provocative deer antler
  05/04/21
Getting hit square in the chest with a 15 pound cannonball g...
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Date: April 29th, 2021 9:42 PM
Author: thirsty trump supporter crackhouse

In movies like "Gettysburg" they show a cannonball landing and exploding, killing those around it with shrapnel like modern artillery. Here's the reality:

In land battles, round shot would often plough through many ranks of troops, causing multiple casualties. Unlike the fake gunpowder explosions representing roundshot in movies, roundshot was more like a bouncing bowling ball that would not stop after the initial impact, but continue and tear through anything in its path. It could bounce when it hit the ground, striking men at each bounce. The casualties from round shot were extremely gory; when fired directly into an advancing column, a cannonball was capable of passing straight through up to forty men[citation needed]. Even when most of its kinetic energy is expended, a round shot still has enough momentum to knock men over and cause gruesome injury. A round shot would not even have to make contact to create casualties; a near miss could cause internal injury or concussion, sometimes fatal, without leaving a mark on the victim, a condition known as "wind of a ball".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_shot

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Date: April 29th, 2021 9:55 PM
Author: High-end provocative deer antler

Are you dumb? Exploding artillery has been around since 1376 and was extremely common during the civil war.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4822869&forum_id=2#42374067)



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Date: April 29th, 2021 10:13 PM
Author: thirsty trump supporter crackhouse

I specifically said "cannonball" in OP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJjwb4eyAyo&t=2675s

So my post was 100% correct.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4822869&forum_id=2#42374239)



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Date: April 29th, 2021 10:19 PM
Author: thirsty trump supporter crackhouse

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/10-facts-civil-war-artillery

Cannonballs were solid, round objects that would ricochet off the ground and often used to target fortifications and enemy artillery.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4822869&forum_id=2#42374298)



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Date: April 29th, 2021 9:56 PM
Author: High-end provocative deer antler

Shells contain an explosive charge and were designed to burst into fragments in the midst of enemy troops. For smoothbores, the projectile was referred to as "spherical shell". Shells were more effective against troops behind obstacles or earthworks, and they were good for destroying wooden buildings by setting them on fire. They were ineffective against good quality masonry.[41] A primary weakness of shell was that it typically produced only a few large fragments, the count increasing with caliber of the shell. A Confederate mid-war innovation was the "polygonal cavity" or "segmented" shell which used a polyhedral cavity core to create lines of weakness in the shell wall that would yield more regular fragmentation patterns—typically twelve similarly sized fragments. While segmented designs were most common in spherical shell, it was applied to specific rifled projectiles as well.[42][43]

Spherical shell used time fuses, while rifled shell could use timed fuse or be detonated on impact by percussion fuse. Fuse reliability was a concern; any shell that buried itself into the earth before detonating had little anti-personnel effectiveness. However, large caliber shells, such as the 32-pounder spherical, were effective at breaching entrenchments.[44]



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Date: May 4th, 2021 12:26 PM
Author: Flesh prole marketing idea

ran here

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Date: April 30th, 2021 1:27 PM
Author: High-end provocative deer antler

This post is rated FALSE.

Cannonball bounces off of a flimsy modern camper trailer. They give up and use dynamite at the end instead. https://youtu.be/MfWKb0BSi6k

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Date: April 30th, 2021 1:43 PM
Author: High-end provocative deer antler



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Date: April 30th, 2021 1:59 PM
Author: Concupiscible tanning salon

that's bullshit. they're using a mortar, and the ones that hit the caravan bounced first.

a cannonball fired straight into oncoming troops is like a line drive being driven right back at the pitcher. whereas a mortar is like a pop fly the bounces on the ground once.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4822869&forum_id=2#42377595)



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Date: May 4th, 2021 12:23 PM
Author: High-end provocative deer antler

Keep spinning!

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Date: May 4th, 2021 12:34 PM
Author: clear faggot firefighter

Getting hit square in the chest with a 15 pound cannonball going 1000 feet/second has to be a peak experience, right?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4822869&forum_id=2#42398919)