Category Archives: Infantry small arms

Revising the Swale

The software I used to map the parabolic arc of the Minie-ball is Ballistics Explorer V6.4.6. It can be found at http://www.dexadine.com/bexmain.html. The developer was extremely helpful in my quest. I was able to input the muzzle velocity, bullet weight, … Continue reading

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Minie-Ball and its Parabolic Trajectory

The Minie ball, the bullet most identify as the weapon of mass destruction in the civil war, bears the name of French Army Captain Claude -Etienne Minie. He is generally credited with solving the problem of using expanding gasses to … Continue reading

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Muskets and Rifle Muskets

As promised, I have placed all of this together in one place to make it easier to understand: topography, cross-sections and photos. Click on the header bar above under Technical Data. This concludes PART 1 of my research into the … Continue reading

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