Gun-Cotton Water-Shells


    IN the published accounts of Field Artillery Experiments which are just now being carried on at Okehampton, in Devonshire, considerable prominence has been given to the formidable nature of the so-called water shells,with which practice has been carried on against rows of targets, in the form of “dummy” soldiers, representing columns of infantry, shrapnel shells and common shells, filled with gunpowder, having been fired in comparison with them.

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    Gun-Cotton Water-Shells . Nature 12, 314–315 (1875).

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