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point-detonating

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  • At that point, the platoon had fired more than any day since arriving in Afghanistan in the summer - 142 in all, half of them air-bursting high-explosive rounds and half white phosphorus with so-called point-detonating fuses, which cause the rounds to explode upon striking the ground.

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  • At that point, the platoon had fired more rounds than they had on any day since arriving in Afghanistan in the summer - 142 in all, half of them air-bursting, high-explosive rounds and half white phosphorus "Willie Pete" to soldiers with so-called point-detonating fuses, which cause the rounds to explode upon striking the ground.

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  • The munitions we brought to this fight were 155-mm highexplosive (HE) M107 (short-range) and M795 (long-range) rounds, illumination and white phosphorous (WP, M110 and M825), with point-detonating (PD), delay, time and variable-time (VT) fuzes.

    The mysterious case of white phosphorous Or: how the BBC learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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