fragmentation bomb


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fragmentation bomb

[‚frag·mən′tā·shən ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
An item designed to be dropped from aircraft to produce many small, high-velocity fragments when detonated.
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Snow responded thus: "Mr Regev are you now saying it is not the Israelis who dropped the phosphorus and the fragmentation bombs, it was Hamas& Is that your allegation?
When somebody found a store of ancient fragmentation bombs, they were loaded into ancient Bombay transports for nightly excursions over enemy lines.
Bush described the "war on terror" as a war against totalitarian Islamofascism while the Israeli air force was dropping tens of thousands of pounds of iron fragmentation bombs up and down Lebanon, an air campaign that killed 1,300 Lebanese civilians.
Fragmentation bombs have reportedly been used on civilians in the Argunsk Gorge region, and over 170,000 refugees are estimated to be in camps in nearby Ingushetia, where there is also an unknown number of internally displaced persons.
The fragmentation bombs - water bottles packed with the 3kg of metal nuts -- were found in Syreford in Gloucester and in Freeland, Oxfordshire, by members of the public in August 2000.
Then the others took their turn: Tieu did a precise rendering of an F-105; Huong, a sloppy though still identifiable version of an F-4; Thua, an amazingly realistic drawing of an A-6, complete with fragmentation bombs under the wings; and finally Hoa, who paused a long while before beginning a beautifully shaped dove.