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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Thu, 14 Dec 1995 14:24:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject:  Re: Exploding Cannonballs
>>    This had me rushing to my SJ collection.  I had always presumed that
>>bombard shot was simply a high speed solid projectile.  And, search as I
>>may, I could find no evidence to the contrary.
>>    Does anyone know if any of the SJ books indicate that bombard shot
>>explodes?  Has anyone changed it so they do?

	In GURPS: High Tech (I think, maybe Vehicles) there was a fairly long
discussion about early cannon.  Early cannonballs couldn't even make it
through wood very well, because they would shatter on impact.  Something about
how early soft iron couldn't take the stress very well.  In fact,
armor counted as double against them (in most cases, I think).  I don't have
my books with me, but I'll be getting them in a few days and check on
my information.


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Exploding Cannonballs    Leroy Van Camp III    14 Dec 1995 03:35:29
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    14 Dec 1995 03:45:04
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Ken Lipka    14 Dec 1995 12:47:47
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Leroy Van Camp III    14 Dec 1995 13:16:26
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Paul Westermeyer    14 Dec 1995 17:34:17
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Eugene Shumu1insky    14 Dec 1995 19:24:45
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    14 Dec 1995 21:58:42
Re: Exploding Cannonballs    Leroy Van Camp III    14 Dec 1995 23:33:47

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