armor-piercing


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armor-piercing

[′är·mər ‚pirs·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Of ammunition, bombs, bullets, and projectiles, designed to penetrate armor and other resistant targets.
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Cartridge, Caliber .30 Armor-piercing, M2--Adopted in 1939, the 166-gr.
According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Phoenix, ammunition dealer Douglas Haig's fingerprints were on armor-piercing bullets found inside the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the October 1 attack.
Democrats in Congress demonstrated their inability to learn from past gun control stances, by introducing two different bans on ammunition, one of which applied to "All forms of armor-piercing ammunition that can be used in handguns, even if the ammunition is also popular with hunters...." The sponsor argued that "You don't have to use an armor-piercing bullet in a hunting rifle.
Dive bombers sacrificed range for a heavier load of ordnance during a planned attack, carrying a 1,000 pound armor-piercing bomb.
But armor-piercing ammunition has never been a significant factor in crime, with "assault weapons" accounting for less than two percent of all guns used in crimes committed in the United States.
And if Fury once or twice adopts horror-show devices, the irreducible difference (as well we know) is that horror shows are sadistic fantasy while Fury is a concentrate of the real thing, armor-piercing tracers and all.
One is the development of small-bore, high-velocity, armor-piercing rounds.
It features ShieldAII armor technology which, while weighing 37% less than steel armor, is capable of stopping multiple armor-piercing projectiles exceeding 0.3 in., the company said.
Armor-piercing projectiles made of depleted uranium have caused concern among soldiers storing and using them.
The 105 mm is capable of firing four types of rounds: SABOT, a depleted-uranium armor-piercing round; HEAT, high-explosive anti-tank; HEP, high-explosive plastic; and a canister round.
Also being tested are ballistic panels that combine PURE tape with ceramic sheet for protection against Level IV (armor-piercing) bullets.
As often as once a minute, "Long Tom" hurls high-explosive or armor-piercing shells--shells that can reach out fourteen wiles to reduce enemy bastions to rubble.

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