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WWII Wound Ballistics
« on: August 06, 2020, 03:04:40 PM »
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
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Re: WWII Wound Ballistics
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 09:38:40 PM »
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


Honus Wagner
"The Flying Dutchman"
Shortstop: Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-1917
Rated as the 2nd most valuable player of all time by Bill James.