Brooke, Sub-pattern III


DIAMETER: 7.9 inches
GUN: 8-inch Brooke Rifle
LENGTH: 15 inches
WEIGHT: About 116 pounds
SABOT: Copper, Brooke Ratchet Disc
FUZING: See Remarks

A rare shell for the 8-inch Brooke rifle, without bourrelets, the projectile body is machined to bore size with a rebated ogive.  The fuzing is very unusual:  a long copper tube is inserted in a copper fuze plug, the tube receiving a paper time fuze.  Exact reason for this arrangement is unknown.