Musket Vs Bulletproof Breastplate

  • Forum: Writing discrepancy - Plate armour vs flintlock ...

    Sep 08, 2014· At "normal" combat ranges (15 feet/5 meters for pistol, and as I recall 100 feet/30 meters for musket) the breastplate was well pierced by all. However, certainly with the pistol (an original wheellock pistol with a muzzle velocity of over 1500 fps), while the bullet pierced the breastplate, it did NOT pierce the two layers of heavy linen ...

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  • How effective was plate armor against musketballs ...

    Degrees of proof appear early - in the 14th century there is a distinction between fully and 'demi' proof armour. In the later 16th century armour was 'proofed' to different levels - some armour might be only pistol-proof, while the strongest (and heaviest) breastplates would be musket-proof. This is also the origin of the modern 'bullet-proof'.

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  • Wound ballistics: Minié ball vs. full metal jacketed ...

    Using grains, bullet weights were 458.3 grains (+/- 20 grains; range 435.2-486.1) vs. 218.8 grains (+/- 0.15; range 218.7-219). Muzzle velocities of the musket were significantly less when compared with the rifle, averaging 944 fps (+/- 116) vs. 1852 fps (+/- 22.5), respectively (p < 0.001). Conclusions: The rifled musket produced more severe ...

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  • How effective would Armoured Pikemen be? | Page 3 ...

    Jun 09, 2018· Roger Orrery linked above seems to think that breast-and-back, tassets and helm are still pretty important even in the early 17th century. Also, while he doesn't directly discuss musket vs armor, he is slightly disparaging of the musket in general, stating that even in …

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  • SCHOLA GLADIATORIA FORUM • View topic - Muskets vs. cuirass

    Jun 01, 2010· Re: Muskets vs. cuirass by Dan Howard » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:22 am So all we need is someone to produce evidence that armour was being proofed against firearms in the 15th century. ffoulkes combed the sources and couldn't produce anything dating before the 1560s (pp.65-77).

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  • Bulletproof Vest - TV Tropes

    Fictional bulletproof vests may also stop blades, ice picks, or similar weapons; however, in real life, soft armor vests intended only for protection against bullets are ineffective against stabbing.This is because the armor uses high-strength fiber cloth to spread out the impact of a bullet, but the point and edge of a knife can slip between the weave of the fabric and cut it open.

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  • Effectiveness of shields against muskets? | History Forum

    Feb 09, 2015· It couldn't: a musket ball would go right through. And the targe was just about the strongest shield going that late in the early modern era. A shield would need to completely stop a bullet to be anything other than counter-productive, and by the time muskets came around no shield was capable of doing that.

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  • History and Evolution of Body Armor - Wideners Shooting ...

    Apr 09, 2020· Gunpowder, Muskets and the West. The Chinese discovered gunpowder in the 9 th century, but it didn’t make its way to the West until the 13 th century. Eventually, this led to the development of the musket in the early 1500s. At first, the traditional types of armor offered enough protection, even if they weren’t one hundred percent ...

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  • Flintlock Musket vs. Plate Armour

    Mar 01, 2018· The remains of a musket ball bounce off the breastplate (Peter O. Stecher) This ‘bulletproof’ armour made from heat treated medium-carbon steel was expensive and throughout the 15th and 16th centuries only the wealthy could afford what became known as ‘proofed’ or ‘siege’ armour.

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  • Charleville Musket Firing and Cleaning

    Bullet-making 1 Bullet-making 2 Cartridge-making Reenactment Cartridge-making Slow motion video of musket firing upon breastplate. Note difference in Rev War vs. later method of putting ball into barrel and in determining rate of fire. Those claiming five shots per minute usually started with a loaded musket and jammed the ramrod into the ...

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  • MUST SEE: Incredible 53-Second Slow-Motion Video of ...

    Aug 12, 2017· As a dragon's breath of fire leaves the muzzle of the black powder musket we see the ball striking the center of the breastplate and literally shattering into a shower of broken pieces of lead. The main body of the bullet remains intact and, after leaving a good sized dent in the armor, simply bounces off, flattened like a pancake but ...

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  • Musket - Wikipedia

    A musket is a muzzle-loaded long gun that appeared as a smoothbore weapon in the early 16th century, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor. By the mid-16th century, this type of musket went out of use as heavy armor declined, but the term musket continued as the name given for any hand held long gun until the mid-19th century.

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  • Ballistic Nylon as Armor (Video) – Forgotten Weapons

    Jan 04, 2016· In 1500 a Knights armour had a breastplate 1/10 inch thick and the whole thing weighed in at 50 pounds or less. This was sufficient to make him pretty well protected against anything, lances and longbows included. But not, alas, guns… As pistol armed cavalry and the heavy, long barreled muskets gained rapidly in popularity, armour was made ...

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  • Non-Fic - Medieval mythbusting (arrows vs breastplates ...

    Jun 04, 2020· Same with bullet-proof glass. ... Known as proof marks, and later there was a whole list of tests for top quality armor, including stuff like muskets, arquebuses, crossbows, bows etc. ... As for breastplate, due to larger area it has minor chance for a hit at 90° angle, but the small arrow splinters simply won't have a way to get into the eyes

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  • military - Was the Napoleonic era cavalry armour effective ...

    This picture shows a a French cavalry cuirass (a breastplate worn as body armour) from Waterloo on display in the Musée de l’Armée: A cannonball from a British 9lb cannon can do a lot of damage! Further down the scale, a simple musket-ball could also kill an armoured cavalryman at that time. This is the cuirass of Lieutenant Colonel Achambault:

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  • 18th century Musketeer (Cossacks 3) | Cossacks Wiki | Fandom

    Musketeers used no armour and were armed with fuse muskets as their main weapon. A musket was about 1.25 m (4 ft) long, about 7 kg (15 lb) in weight and 18 to 20 mm (about 3/4") calibre. Before firing, a musket was rested on a prop. A marksman could fire a fuse musket only once every two minutes. Before firing, musketeers would have to pull a ...

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  • Secrets of the Shining Knight | NOVA | PBS

    Because the Spanish were well armed with muskets, a key piece was a second breastplate, called a "placard," intended to make a knight bulletproof. JONATHAN TAVARES : The question I get time and ...

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  • Body Armor History - GlobalSecurity.org

    The incidence of bullet wounds in Somalia was higher than in Vietnam (55% vs. 30%), whereas there were fewer fragment injuries (31% vs. 48%). Blunt injury (12%) and burns (2%) caused the remaining ...

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  • Civil War Guns - HistoryNet

    The deadly effectiveness of the rifle-musket loaded with a minié bullet was largely to blame for the Civil War’s appalling casualty rates. During the nearly 10,500 skirmishes and battles of the war, more than 110,000 Union soldiers and 94,000 Confederates were killed, and an additional 275,000 and 194,000, respectively, were wounded.

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  • Smoothbore Vs Rifled Muskets...Did They Really Make That ...

    Rifling the barrel of a musket and using a hollow-based conical bullet that expands when the bullet is fired causes the bullet to spin and greatly increases accuracy. The various rifled muskets used in the American Civil War are accurate to 300-400 yards or more in the right hands, though with the sighting systems available hitting a target at ...

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  • Slow Motion: Flintlock Musket vs. Plate Armour -The ...

    Feb 28, 2018· The remains of a musket ball bounce off the breastplate (Peter O. Stecher) This ‘bulletproof’ armour made from heat treated medium-carbon steel was expensive and throughout the 15th and 16th centuries only the wealthy could afford what became known as ‘proofed’ or ‘siege’ armour.

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  • BRITISH 1853 PATTERN ENFIELD RIFLE CARTRIDGES

    The bullet used in the 1853 pattern Enfield rifle musket was known variously as the ‘Pritchett’, ‘Metford-Pritchett’, or ‘Enfield’. The first Enfield bullet adopted by the British Army was designed by Mr Pritchett, w won a design competition against Lovell, Wilkinson and Metford among others. The bullet was a …

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  • Musket Ball - The Official Terraria Wiki

    Musket Balls are the basic type of bullet used as ammunition by guns. They have no special properties. They are used for crafting a variety of more advanced ammunition. Musket Balls can be bought from the Arms Dealer for 7 each, or 70 for 1000 rounds. They can also be obtained from Shadow Orbs and Crimson Hearts (along with a Musket or The Undertaker), or from a Present (along with a Red Ryder ...

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  • Musket vs. Medieval Armor | NOVA | PBS

    Oct 25, 2017· Musket vs. Medieval Armor Published October 17, 2017 ... historians and ballistics experts fire a musket at the breastplate of a common foot soldier. The bullet goes right through.

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  • If they had bullet-proof vests in the 19th century ...

    Aug 01, 2013· I'm not really sure whether to put this thread here or in the Speculative History section, so feel free to move it if you're a mod. Basically, I was wondering what effect it would have on 19th-century warfare (esp. the Napoleonic to American Civil War periods) if armies had equipped a large number of their soldiers with bullet-proof vests.

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  • The Inaccuracy of Muskets - Journal of the American ...

    Jul 15, 2013· The musket itself is not accurate for a variety of reasons. One reason is the aerodynamics of the big roundball itself. When it leaves the muzzle of the musket at a velocity of 1000 fps it immediately begins to drop due to the force of gravity. At 25 yards it drops only one inch but at 50 yards it drops over 4 inches.

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  • Is Knight Armor bulletproof? - Quora

    Dec 10, 2020· modern bullets no. ww2 bullets no. ww1 bullets no. muskets, eh. not all knight armor was made equal some has better compounding than others and some are just iron. let’s use the italian musket and the best set or armor we can find the italian 17mm...

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  • Armor and Weapons of the Spanish Conquistadors

    Apr 04, 2021· Most conquistadors wore a full set of armor which consisted of a heavy breastplate, arm and leg greaves, a metal skirt, and protection for the neck and throat called a gorget. Even parts of the body such as elbows and shoulders, which require movement, were protected by a series of overlapping plates, meaning that there were very few vulnerable ...

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  • Bullets vs Breastplate | Mythic Scribes Writing Forums

    Jan 03, 2015· Modern ammunition is much, much faster and they're jacketed to boot, which gives them far more penetrative power than any old musket round could dream of having. Even a.22 LR would probably punch through a breastplate, which means round like the.380 ACP or 9mm parabellum would go through, even if they're hollowpoint bullets. Dec 30, 2014 #4

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