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I've read a lot about the Magnus effect altering the trajectories of cannonballs and musketballs. Robins noticed it with Musket balls and Magnus with canonballs, but presuably they weren't the first to notice. Does anyone know of any examples of where the Magnus effect was noticed in the theatre of war itself and if so any effects it had on the battle.

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    $\begingroup$ This isn't really about mathematics: you might get a better answer on history.stackexchange.com or (maybe) physic.stackexchange.com. $\endgroup$ – postmortes Aug 14 at 9:29
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    $\begingroup$ Or perhaps hsm.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Aug 14 at 9:40
  • $\begingroup$ OK, thankyou. I appreciate your guidance with this. $\endgroup$ – Tom Lancaster Aug 15 at 15:44

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