demolition bomb

demolition bomb

[‚dem·ə′lish·ən ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
Former classification for a bomb that explodes after a short penetration, accomplishing damage and destruction by both blast and underground explosion.
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Despite heavy anti-aircraft fire, the crew dropped one incendiary and three demolition bombs from 1,300 feet at 200 miles per hour, successfully hitting a targeted naval base.
Then they were sent to a firearms school where they learned how to rake the enemy with Sten gun fire and how to make demolition bombs to destroy Nazi troop trains in occupied France.
The book provides a description and cross section of every bomb the Luftwaffe dropped, including demolition bombs, incendiaries, special-dropped ammunition, and canisters.
The RAAF was-obliged to modify and use captured Japanese 50 and 100-kilogram (110 and 220-lb) bombs and 375-lb depth charges to augment the dwindling supplies of the usual weapons--mostly 250 and 500-lb general purpose, fragmentation or demolition bombs and 500-lb incendiary clusters.