From a Scientific American blog, on a "carcass" round:

an explosive mortar shell (developed by the French) wrapped with incendiary material, this round was fully engulfed in flame after being fired, streaking through the air before exploding.

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drawing of a Carcass shell

enter image description here from the article, "The British Fire Bombing of Quebec City in 1759"

Has one ever been recreated or simulated to produce a visual presentation of what it would look like in flight?


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