demolition bomb

demolition bomb

[‚dem·ə′lish·ən ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
Former classification for a bomb that explodes after a short penetration, accomplishing damage and destruction by both blast and underground explosion.
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The RAAF was-obliged to modify and use captured Japanese 50 and 100-kilogram (110 and 220-lb) bombs and 375-lb depth charges to augment the dwindling supplies of the usual weapons--mostly 250 and 500-lb general purpose, fragmentation or demolition bombs and 500-lb incendiary clusters.
The book provides a description and cross section of every bomb the Luftwaffe dropped, including demolition bombs, incendiaries, special-dropped ammunition, and canisters.
Then they were sent to a firearms school where they learned how to rake the enemy with Sten gun fire and how to make demolition bombs to destroy Nazi troop trains in occupied France.