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flechette

[fle′shet]
(ordnance)
A small fin-stabilized missile, a large number of which can be loaded in an artillery canister or in a warhead.
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TPS ARMS M6 IN .22LR AND .410 .410 Ammunition 10 Yards Brand Type Projectile Group (in.) Sabot Designs 2-1/2" shell Flechette Federal 3" Magnum 000-Buck Federal 2-1/2" shell 4-pellet Handgun 1.5 Federal 2-1/2" shell 000-Buck Federal 3" shell #7-1/2 Shot 9 Federal 2-1/2" shell #4-shot 7 Brenneke 2-1/2" shell Sabot .410 Ammunition 25 Yards 50 Yards Brand Group (in.) Group (in.) Sabot Designs 16 4.3 Federal Federal 4.0 Federal Federal 22 Federal 22 Brenneke 1 A Viper red-dot optic was used throughout all testing.
This opened up more avenues of attack allowing for more flechette rounds to be used on the enemy, which was quickly closing on hand-grenade range.
Withnall, A 2014, 'Israel-Gaza conflict: deadly flechette shells used by Israeli military in Gaza Strip', The Independent (UK), 20 July, viewed 1 February, 2015, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middleeast/israelgaza-conflict-israeli-military-using- flechette-rounds-in-gaza- strip-9617480.html
like the flechettes described above, that would be fused to disperse
Three Palestinian people were killed and several others were injured after an Israeli tank fired a Flechette shell at a group of Palestinians in the Beit Hanoun town in the north of the coastal enclave on Thursday.
Deadly metal rain; the legality of flechette weapons in international law; a reappraisal following Israel's use of flechettes in the Gaza Strip (2001-2009).
These include the "direct" and "intentional" shelling of Al-Quds Hospital with white phosphorous shells and the "intense artillery attacks", including the use of white phosphorous shells, on Al-Wafa Hospital and a flechette bomb attack on a crowd of family and neighbours in a tent set up to receive condolences.
According to Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, some of the shells fired in this incident were flechette shells, which explode in midair and release thousands of metal darts in a conical arch up to three hundred meters long and about ninety meters wide, it explained
--Israel is phasing out a U.S.-made tank shell, the "flechette," that sprays thousands of deadly darts over a wide area, in favor of a more precise Israeli made anti-personnel anti-materiel shell.
These attacks were, however, of little comparison to past incidents in which Israel was criticized for using "dubious weapons" such as flechette armor rounds in the Gaza Strip since 2001.
The investigators also accused Israel's forces of violating international law by being "systematically reckless" in their use of white phosphorous and flechette missiles in built-up areas, and of using Palestinian civilians as human shields.
Shana, 24, died on April 16 when the Israeli tank he was filming opened fire with a flechette round, which releases hundreds of metal darts.