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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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Noting that flechette weaponry, considered by many to be inherently indiscriminate and unnecessarily cruel, has become "the standard anti-personnel weapon used by Israel's armor forces," even in the Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas on earth, Barak (international relations, Hebrew U.
Starting with the Winchester multiple-hit flechette round, design was undertaken of a multiple option ammunition family, to comprise; High-explosive, anti-tank, smoke, and illuminating rounds.
From the standard sub-machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket launchers to the flechette gun, kinetic energy gun, (push and pull objects), mine gun and rail gun, and this is only some of the arsenal available.
His weapons chest includes a host of new and futuristic weapons such as the Flechette gun and Rail Laser to name a few as well as tried and true favorites of the FPS genre such as a Shot Gun and Rocket Launcher.
There are tack shells, flechette rounds, chain shells, door busters and comet tracers.
Players begin the game with a pneumatic flechette dart gun to immobilize enemies, but can quickly secure more powerful weaponry, such as the assault rifle, flamethrower and the variable-ammo grenade launcher.
They responded with a hail of high explosive and flechette rockets and machine gun fire.
She had her knees up, resting her wrists on them; the pepperbox muzzle of a flechette pistol emerged from her hands.
Physical Warfare Pack -- Storm the battlefield armed with a set of three exclusive weapons in the Physical Warfare Pack including: 1) the Type 88 light machine gun with bipod for deadly firepower and total zone control; 2) the SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor that provides increased stealth abilities for Recon soldiers; and 3) the lethal armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun that will tear through anything in its path.
Many conspiracy theorists believe the man is in fact Kennedy's real assassin, the one that shot Kennedy in the throat or immobilised him with a dart or flechette fired from the tip of his umbrella.
The M152 and M282 warheads have also been approved for the APKWS, and PMA242 (the Navair project office for Direct and Time-Sensitive Weapons) has developed for this application the M149 Mod 0 flechette warhead.
It condemns Israel's use of white phosphorous and flechette missiles in built-up areas, and its deliberate targeting of civilian infrastructure, including the destruction of industrial infrastructure, food production, water instillations, sewerage treatment and residential housing.