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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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.
The other is an attempt to extend the life of the 9x19mm through the development of modern armor-piercing loads.
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.
The wings and horizontal tail of the A-10 have three separate main spars to survive armor-piercing ammunition, even if two spars are damaged.
Depleted uranium shells are used against tanks and other military hardware targets for their armor-piercing ability.
But because the American tank was equipped with armor-piercing shells made from depleted uranium (DU, a waste product of the process that produces enriched uranium for use in atomic weapons and nuclear power plants), it was able to destroy all three of its attackers.
The plates weigh half as much as what's been used previously and defeats high-velocity rifle rounds as well as some armor-piercing bullets.
In the interim, those disappointed folks had lots in the catalogue to soften their regret: giant border-guard observation binoculars; East Cerman Stasi "come-alongs" ("high-tensile alloy submission cuffs, used to subdue 'troublemakers' by 'non-lethal' means"); authentic holsters for the famous Makarov pistol; titanium shovels and garden trowels ("tunneling under walls and embassies was never so easy"); East Cerman AK-47 bayonets ("a cutting-edge piece of Cold War history"); and demilitarized armor-piercing missiles.
NATO's use of ammunition containing armor-piercing depleted uranium has triggered a fear that this has caused serious illness in soldiers who served in the Balkans.
50-caliber sniper rifles and armor-piercing ammunition.
The MSDF confirmed Friday that the cylindrical object was an armor-piercing shell used by the Japanese military during World War II, the officials said.
Carpenter's initial order was for tool steel, and his expertise in creating these ultra-hard metals later brought a call for the armor-piercing rounds that proved critical in the Spanish-American War.

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