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This room of the museum is dedicated to artillery: you will learn much about bullets, bombs, mortars and cannons.
As you have probably understood, the pressure of conflict leads weapons industries to perfect their products more and more, with the goal of being able to sell better weapons to armies.
It can be said though that the great artillery revolution had begun already in the late 1800s hand in hand with the Industrial Revolution. Spherical bullets (cannonballs) were abandoned in favor of oblong bullets, new steel for barrels was used making them more resistant and new explosives, consequently leading to the adoption of more efficient bullets which could be shot further distances.
The artillery which up to a few years before accompanied the troops of infantrymen in small battlefields, during the Great War retreated into the second line of battle. The shot had to be directed by the airplanes or by the placements and observers positioned overhead.
The army troops were arranged in defense of the shot of the artillery, at times even located in shelters and caverns underground: they were brought out only for very short and fleeting instants.
The discovery of artillery begins precisely here, with the bullets. Have you ever asked yourself why bullets have that shape which resembles a small missile? Their shape is functional for their task, it increases the aerodynamics the moment they are fired.
These small cylinders are of the same diameter of the barrel from which they are fired, externally they have integral copper belts which cut into the rifling of the barrel and force the bullet to spin. The bullets are hollow inside and can hold explosives.
Continuing to observe the bullets, you will notice how at the apex of the point (ogive) or to the center of the case (bottom) there is a fuse, which is none other than a mechanism which guarantees an explosion. This can take place in two ways: either at the moment of impact on the target (percussion) or above it (time).
The bullets can be made of cast iron or steel; the former break into pieces more or less large with clean edges upon exploding, while the latter, made of steel, break up and stretch out with very sharp edges. Varying the composition of the metal and its hardness, it is possible to obtain bullets with different damaging abilities.
Did you know that in instead of explosives in bullets, it could be possible to find lethal gases?
Continue on with the visit, next you will learn more about the cannon close-up.