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Tree Burst

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

When an artillery shell explodes on impact with the ground, much the explosion is directed into the ground. When a shell is timed to explode above the ground (air burst) the explosion and shell fragments can do more damage. In World War II Germans timed artillery shells to air burst in trees with the intent to create secondary wooden splinters and falling debris.

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