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The Russian SPBE-D has a much larger warhead in an attempt to guarantee a kill; the US BLU-108 fires a projectile made of the metal Tantalum which is denser and more effective, but far for expensive than copper.
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Origin and Etymology of tantalum
New Latin, from Latin Tantalus; from its inability to absorb acid
First Known Use: 1809See Words from the same year
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