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Ammunition type for artillery and MBTs.


Also sometimes called Beehive or flechette, it is like the old-fashioned Shrapnel round being a case filled with bits of metal and a bursting charge.


Unlike Shrapnel and modern proximity fused HE rounds, it bursts just beyond the muzzle of the gun, turning an otherwise normal tank main armament into a steroid-enhanced version of Holland & Holland's finest.


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