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

nSplitterbombe f
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An M41 fragmentation bomb had come loose from its cluster and had fallen to the concrete hardstand, damaging the fuse and exposing the firing pin.
By the time the Fu-Go campaign ended, 9,000 balloons had been released, each carrying a cleverly designed payload of one fragmentation bomb and several incendiary ones.
The explosive device was found to be an AO-10 fragmentation bomb, heavily corroded and therefore very hazardous.
In an industry as opinionated as ours, this can of worms, when opened, will instantly turn into a multiple fragmentation bomb that keeps on exploding into HR, gender, race, political correctness, equal opportunities and Charlie Sheen.And the worst part is that the spotlight is never on the issue itself as much as it is on the writer, because it is assumed that, unless you are in statistics, you only open the subject if you are: a) the kind of rabid militant feminist who comes equipped with a collection of stereotypes and a bra on fire or, b) the radical male opposite, minus the bra.
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?
The usual load included one 33-pound fragmentation bomb, four 11-pound incendiary bombs, and two demolition charges to destroy the balloon itself.
The one released this month exploded like a fragmentation bomb. "Catholic Bishop Tell Clinton God's on UN Side in Bosnia," said the front page headline in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
COLOMBO: Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated the powerful Claymore mine - a fragmentation bomb packed with ball bearings - yesterday near a bus carrying wounded soldiers through a busy commercial district in Sri Lanka's capital, killing five people and injuring 28 others, the military said.
In the courtyard of the technical college run by the Polisario Front near the Sahrawi refugee camps outside Tindouf, Algeria, there is a statue made from the exploded shell of an American fragmentation bomb. The students see it every day on their way to and from class.