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shells fuzed with proximity fuzes were fired and that 3 bursts on target were recorded bringing the plane down in flames

PROXIMITY BURSTS ON TARGET

E&MP 102.011

Proximity Fuse

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[print 11] Prints 7 - 11 show a series of proximity bursts on target which was a radio controlled plane.

It is noteworthy that in all 7 rounds of Navy 5"/38 shells fuzed with proximity fuzes were fired and that 3 bursts on target were recorded bringing the plane down in flames.

Tests such as these were conducted in order to prove the effectiveness of proximity fuzed shells in actual use.


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