multipurpose projectile

multipurpose projectile

[¦məl·tə′pər·pəs prə′jek·təl]
(ordnance)
A projectile designed so that the type of payload can be changed; this is accomplished by using prepared loads in canister form and providing a removable base plug to permit change of canister; thus a canister containing colored smoke mixture can be replaced by, for instance, one containing leaflets.
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