fragmentation bomb


Definition of fragmentation bomb

: a bomb or shell whose casing is splintered upon explosion and thrown in fragments in all directions

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Prosecutors say the three fragmentation bombs each contained up to a kilogramme (2.2 pounds) of a hydrogen peroxide mixture and around 65 cigarette-sized metal bolts. Afp,, "Gladbach defender Ginter considered retirement after Dortmund bus attack," 18 Apr. 2018 An antipersonnel fragmentation bomb exploded on the ground in southern Oregon, killing a pregnant woman and five children in what were believed to be the only fatalities resulting from the low-tech attacks. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Clarence Beavers, Last of a Black Paratroop Unit, Dies at 96," 13 Dec. 2017 The planes dropped 250-kilogram high- explosive fragmentation bombs. David Filipov, Washington Post, "What would a Russia-NATO war look like? Russia’s wargaming it right now.," 18 Sep. 2017 The planes dropped 250-kilogram high-explosive fragmentation bombs. David Filipov, Washington Post, "Putin watches as Russia’s military exercises turn up the firepower," 18 Sep. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fragmentation bomb was in 1918

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