HC Deb 01 March 1912 vol 34 cc1774-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can state the trajectory of the small-arm with which the Swedish, German, and French are, respectively, armed, as compared with the Lee-Enfield rifle resighted and shooting I the pattern ammunition recently issued?

Colonel SEELY

It is presumed that the maximum height of the trajectory at a fixed range is required. The figures for this at 800 yards are as follows:—

British Mark VII. 8ft. 9in.
Swedish 8ft. 6in.
French 8ft. 0in.
German 6ft. 3in.