HC Deb 01 March 1912 vol 34 c1780W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the height of the bullet above the line of sight with sights set at 800 yards, at 200, 400, and 600 yards, and in addition the height at highest point of trajectory for the ordinary.303 ammunition and the new pointed bullet ammunition; and the same information as regards the German rifle with Spitze bullet ammunition?

Colonel SEELY

supplied the following particulars:—

Height of trajectory over 800 yards, range..303 Mark 6 (old pattern):—

Height above line of sight.
200 yards 8.4 feet
400 yards 12.6 feet
600 yards 10.5 feet
Maximum height attained (at 470 yards) 18.75 feet
.303 Mark 7 (new pattern):—
200 yards 5.7 feet
400 yards 8.6 feet
600 yards 7.6 feet
Maximum height attained (at 470 yards) 8.75 feet

The German figures for these ranges are not available. The figure for 800 yards will be found on the plan to be placed in the Tea Room.