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Frank Scott
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I am not a gunnery jack, but the basic reason why ‘red hot shot’ faded from the scene seems to be the considerable technical advances in both guns and projectiles in the years that followed the end of the Napoleonic War. By the time of the Crimean War [1853-1856] guns firing shells had become quite common, as had rifling, and the need for ‘red hot shot’ had disappeared.
Frank Scott