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WWII Wound Ballistics

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ArizonaTank:
Found this very detailed US Army Medical Services study of ballistics and wounds in WWII.

somewhat macabre

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Wound_Ballistics/TtNKGZ_IerMC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=wound+ballistics&pg=PA753&printsec=frontcover

ArizonaTank:
A somewhat related 1979 report on stopping power of various small arms ammunition from the US Army Ballistics Research Lab (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Interesting "law enforcement" perspective on this report.

The meat of the conclusions are on page 58

https://ia800805.us.archive.org/12/items/DTIC_ADA078233/DTIC_ADA078233.pdf


FYI, for a real deep dive, there are two other reports in this series. They are at:

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA031240

and

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA033319


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