fragmentation bomb


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fragmentation bomb

n.
An aerial antipersonnel bomb that scatters shrapnel over a wide area upon explosion.
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Noun1.fragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragmentsfragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
Big Blue, BLU-82 - a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
cluster bomb - bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area; "cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely"
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fragmentation bomb

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The explosive device was found to be an AO-10 fragmentation bomb, heavily corroded and therefore very hazardous.
One of the explosive devices used in attacks on Azaz was a powerful fragmentation bomb "that has a casualty-producing radius of 155m," said the watchdog.
A fragmentation bomb caused the explosion,' Aksu told reporters.
In fact, the diagram given herewith (results of arena test) provides the answer: on a conventional mortar fragmentation bomb (thus exploding before impact), the lethal radius under its nose is virtually null when it dives in a semi-vertical position, particularly over a trench.
And yes, I remember the controversy about the plastic fragmentation bomb, but did we really and truly decide to manufacture it from plastic so that the shrapnel could not be detected by medical X-rays and "more resources" -- read, North Vietnamese medical personnel -- would be tied up tending to the wounded?
Late last month, three NATO soldiers - two Portuguese and one Italian - were killed in Sarajevo when one of them brought a fragmentation bomb into their tent and it exploded.