fragmentation bomb


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fragmentation bomb

[‚frag·mən′tā·shən ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
An item designed to be dropped from aircraft to produce many small, high-velocity fragments when detonated.
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Snow responded thus: "Mr Regev are you now saying it is not the Israelis who dropped the phosphorus and the fragmentation bombs, it was Hamas& Is that your allegation?" At last, a courageous voice in a colourless sea of media ninnies!
When somebody found a store of ancient fragmentation bombs, they were loaded into ancient Bombay transports for nightly excursions over enemy lines.
Bush described the "war on terror" as a war against totalitarian Islamofascism while the Israeli air force was dropping tens of thousands of pounds of iron fragmentation bombs up and down Lebanon, an air campaign that killed 1,300 Lebanese civilians.The three men tell lurid tales of being recruited as children into Palestinian terrorist organizations, murdering hundreds of civilians and blowing up a bank in Israel.
These are beer-can-size fragmentation bombs spewed out of huge air- or artillery-delivered canisters to blanket an area the size of two football fields.
The fragmentation bombs - water bottles packed with the 3kg of metal nuts -- were found in Syreford in Gloucester and in Freeland, Oxfordshire, by members of the public in August 2000.
International solidarity over terrorism is being imperilled by the United States' use of fragmentation bombs in Afghanistan, said European Parliament President Nicole Fontaine on October 26.
Then the others took their turn: Tieu did a precise rendering of an F-105; Huong, a sloppy though still identifiable version of an F-4; Thua, an amazingly realistic drawing of an A-6, complete with fragmentation bombs under the wings; and finally Hoa, who paused a long while before beginning a beautifully shaped dove.
122), and to the use of anti-personnel fragmentation bombs to prevent firefighters from putting out the blazes.
The massive bombing of the blockaded country with the help of American smart bombs, cluster bombs, missiles, bunker busters and iron fragmentation bombs has failed to empower hardcore jihadis and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, intimidate and destroy the resistance movement of Ansarullah, and pacify just about 26 million Yemeni people.
Threat assessment indicates that the equipment in the riot control concept shall provide protection against: Blows and kicks, Throwing of objects such as bricks, stones and Molotov cocktails with nitric acid and diesel, Adhesive fluid such as oil, Zalo (detergent) and paint, Use of pointed objects such as sticks and clubs with long spikes on the top, Use of slingshots with hard bullets, fragmentation bombs, broken glass and chains.
Fellow author Chris Hedges drew a shocking word picture of American involvement in Afghanistan: "The bodies of dozens, perhaps well over a hundred, women, children and men, their corpses blown into bits of human flesh by iron fragmentation bombs dropped by US warplanes in a village in the western province of Farah, illustrates the futility of the Afghan war."
One unit, he said, mangled six brand new Invaders in their first week of flying them, because the bombardiers dropped fragmentation bombs at an altitude so low that they shot up their own planes when the bombs blew.