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Shrapnel

Shrapnel Shell.

Shrapnel Shell.
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Influenced by the hail shot concept of Zimmerman, British Lieutenant Henry Shrapnel invented a spherical shell filled with shot that incorporated a time fuze in 1784. The shells designed by Shrapnel allowed air-bursting case shot to be indirectly fired at an adversary for the first time and made good use of the artillery of the period.

Shrapnel Shell.

Shrapnel Shell.
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