The next shell contained twenty-three pounds of maximite, and the fuze was timed to go off a little quicker.
The projectile contained only twenty-three pounds of maximite.
Twelve-inch projectiles charged with maximite were repeatedly fired through 12-inch armor-plate without exploding.
maximite, first trial of, 201;first explosive successfully fired through armor-plate, 201.
Had it failed this time, and had the maximite charge exploded in the huge shell, we should all have been blown to ribbons.