Ammunition
Ammunition (colloquially shortened to ammo) is propellant and projectile, or broadly anything that can be used in combat including bombs, missiles, warheads, landmines, naval mines, and anti-personnel...
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North Korea conducts ballistic missile launch
The United States has detected the launch of a ballistic missile from North Korea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday.
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Animation shows the deadly evolution of nuclear weapons
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Russian nuclear-capable bombers fly near Japan
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A Gentle Nudge With A Nuke: Deflecting Earth-Bound Asteroids
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What's Inside A Shotgun Shell And Why
A shotgun shell can achieve anything from lightly peppering a clay target at close range to taking down a deer at 35 yards. And that huge variance in capability can all come out the business end of a ...
Caliber
In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires, usually shown in millimeters, or in hundredths or tho...
Cartridge (firearms)
This article addresses small-arms cartridges. For cartridges used with larger arms, see Artillery#Ammunition and Shell (projectile).A cartridge (also called a round or a shell) is a type of ammunitio...
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Hollow-point bullet
A hollow-point bullet is an expanding bullet that has a pit or hollowed out shape in its tip often intended to cause the bullet to expand upon entering a target in order to decrease penetration and di...
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Expanding bullet
An expanding bullet is a bullet designed to expand on impact, increasing in diameter to limit penetration and/or produce a larger diameter wound. It is used for hunting, by some police departments, an...
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Depleted uranium
Depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium. (Natural uranium is about 0.72% U...
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Kinetic energy penetrator
A kinetic energy penetrator (KE weapon; also a long-rod penetrator or LRP) is a type of ammunition designed to penetrate vehicle armour which, like a bullet, does not contain explosives and uses kinet...
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Shaped charge
A shaped charge is an explosive charge shaped to focus the effect of the explosive's energy. Various types are used to cut and form metal, initiate nuclear weapons, penetrate armor, and "complete" wel...
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Explosively formed penetrator
An explosively formed penetrator (EFP), also known as an explosively formed projectile, a self-forging warhead, or a self-forging fragment, is a special type of shaped charge designed to penetrate arm...
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Proximity fuze
A proximity fuze is a fuze that detonates an explosive device automatically when the distance to the target becomes smaller than a predetermined value. Proximity fuzes are designed for targets such as...
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Incendiary ammunition
Incendiary ammunition is a type of firearm ammunition containing a compound that burns rapidly and causes fires.
The first time incendiary ammunition was widely used was in World War I. At th...
Tracer ammunition
Tracer ammunition (tracers) are bullets or cannon caliber projectiles that are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in their base. Ignited by the burning powder, the pyrotechnic composition burns ver...
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Shotgun shell
A shotgun shell or shotshell is a self-contained cartridge loaded with lead shot or a shotgun slug which is designed to be fired from a shotgun.Most shotgun shells are designed to be fired from a smoo...
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