Incendiary Ammunition

Incendiary Ammunition

 

bullets, artillery (and mortar) shells, aerial bombs, and hand grenades designed to ignite inflammable objects and destroy manpower and combat equipment. Incendiary artillery (mortar) shells and aerial bombs are filled with such materials as incendiary thermite compositions and phosphorus. During World War II incendiary aerial bombs were used extensively by German and Anglo-American aviation during attacks on populated areas. During the war in Korea (1950–53) and the war in Vietnam, American forces used incendiary aerial bombs and high-explosive shells filled with napalm. Incendiary ammunition that combines incendiary action with other types of destruction is also used, including fragmentation-incendiary shells and armor-piercing incendiary shells and bullets.

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The militants had managed to slip in from the rear of the army base at dawn and strike with incendiary ammunition.
Most of dead and wounded suffered severe burns after their tents and temporary shelters caught fire from incendiary ammunition while they were sleeping.
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Improved PGU-28A/B 20mm ammunition began replacing the long-used M56 high-explosive incendiary ammunition in the wing's F-16s, making pilots' jobs easier, safer and more effective.
Multi-layered glass to protect against armor-piercing incendiary ammunition and high-energy fragments.
The final result of this long chain of events was 100 rounds of 30mm high-explosive incendiary ammunition, a few which undoubtedly did not explode, spread across the training range and an out-of-cycle range cleanup costing hundreds of EOD man-hours.
The incendiary ammunition fired by the new British-made rifle can pierce bomb casings and the explosive filling.
Use of tracer and incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
Target shooters may not use incendiary, tracer, steel core, armor-piercing, exploding or incendiary ammunition, or targets made of material that could explode or emit sparks.