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On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland and set off the Second World War. While the United States would not enter the conflict for more than another two years, Britain and the Commonwealth faced down the Nazi menace from the beginning.

Almost immediately, English and Canadian women were called to fill the industrial jobs that would otherwise be left to the men, who were signing up for the fight by the tens of thousands on both sides of the Atlantic. The war would forever change the so-called "gender dynamic" of the western workforce. Before the final surrender of Japan (on this day in 1945), every American would know exactly who Rosie the Riveter was.

And every Canadian would know "Ronnie, the bren gun girl."
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The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter! — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
- William Pitt, 1763
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  • The 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge was introduced in 1963. With a 150gr bullet, the velocity is 3290 fps and when zeroed at 250 yards shows a 0 - 300 yard rise-to-drop of 2.9" to -3.5"
  • From 1964 until 1967 Winchester sacrificed quality to maintain low pricing and buyers began using the phrase "pre 64" to describe the better made and therefore more desireable Winchesters.
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Brisance is a measure of the rapidity with which an explosive develops its maximum pressure.

In addition to strength, explosive materials display a second characteristic, which is their shattering effect or brisance (from the French briser, to break), which is distinguished from their total work capacity. This characteristic is of practical importance in determining the effectiveness of an explosion in fragmenting shells, bomb casings, grenades, structures, and the like. A brisant explosive is one in which the maximum pressure is attained so rapidly that a shock wave is formed, and the net effect is to shatter (by shock resonance) the material surrounding or in contact with the supersonic detonation wave created by this explosive. Thus brisance is a measure of the shattering ability of an explosive.

The sand crush test is commonly employed to determine the relative brisance in comparison to TNT. No single test is capable of directly comparing the explosive properties of two or more compounds; it is important to examine the data from several such tests (sand crush, trauzl, and so forth) in order to gauge relative brisance. True values for comparison will require field experiments.

One of the most brisant of the conventional explosives is cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (also known as RDX).[1]

References

  1. TM 9-1300-214, US Army
  • Initial version taken from now-unavailable U.S. Military public domain resource here

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