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Wierd Stone Special Cannonball Resistance.


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#1 Inhapi

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 0711 AM

I admit, this has little or nothing to do with AFV armour, yet i think it might be interesiting for those into fortifications:

 

How the fort at St. Augustine was able to resist cannonball impacts due to the special nature of the stone used in its construction:

 

https://www.atlasobs...I5AVbqTiG4FE_O8


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#2 KV7

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 1201 PM

Good find. I always wondered why they didn't just earth ramparts ahead of thinner stone on standard forts.


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#3 RETAC21

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 0450 AM

I can answer this: It’s not clear whether the Spanish had known about coquina’s properties when they first built the walls,

 

The answer is yes, most of Cadiz is built with the similar piedra ostionera


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