Muzzle Breaks That Appear To Be Flowerpotsd

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke

As is sometimes the case when doing research: A) one occasionally discovers something which was not being sought; B) the thing discovered then seems intuitively obvious and one is amazed (and a little embarrassed) not to have figured it out long ago; C) the thing discovered helps to answer some other previously seemingly inexplicable observations; and D) one finds there are some new questions for which no certain answer is immediately available. All four of these happened recently while the authors were investigating the size of hole in the casing of aerial shells (of various sizes) that is needed to produce a fire-leak sufficiently great to cause the shell to explode while it is still inside the mortar.[1,2] During the course of those studies, it was found that a number of events, which visually appeared to definitely be flowerpots, were actually muzzle breaks.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 7, (2003-2004), pp 125-129

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