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flechette

[fle′shet]
(ordnance)
A small fin-stabilized missile, a large number of which can be loaded in an artillery canister or in a warhead.
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158) Press Release, Amnesty Int'l, Israeli Army Used Flechettes Against Gaza Civilians (Jan.
29-30 kyr BP, spanning Abri Pataud level 5 in the southwest (Dordogne) to Geissenklossterle (Baden-Wurttenberg) in the northeast, characterised by numerous microgravettes used as armatures, some Font Robert points and small numbers of flechettes.
Designed for use against troop concentrations, flechettes have been targeted by human rights groups who say their use in residential areas amounts to a war crime.
A medical examination and X-rays showed several 3-cm -long spikes, known as flechettes, in the body of Fadel Shana, a 23-year-old Palestinian.
Neither has the Israeli army shown any remorse for the fact that, in the autopsy, flechettes were found in Shana's body, a weapon not strictly prohibited by international law but one that is highly controversial given its lethalness.
The blunt-nosed cartridge contained 1,300 1 1/4-inch long flechettes (small fin-stabilized darts) intended for direct fire on close-range targets, mainly personnel.
Shana's protective vest, which also had a blue-on-white "Press" marking, was ripped off by the attack, which medical examination showed had thrust several 38-mm metal darts, known as flechettes, through his neck severing his spine.
The latter would be rounds firing a cluster of flechettes - metal darts - or perhaps spherical shot similar to that from a normal shotgun, though probably made of tungsten in this case for better penetrating properties, the <em>A Register</em>&nbsp;reported.
So now perhaps we know who to blame for the white phosphorus, depleted uranium, dime bombs and flechettes that where dropped on urban Gaza during Operation Cast Lead.
As the boy's father was showing us the flechettes, which were inside the shell that killed his son, I felt as the flechettes struck my own heart.
Flechettes were used during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip 15 months ago and enough remain in store for several years' worth of training and operations, but no more will be bought, Brigadier-General Agay Yehezkel said in an interview.