Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Flechettes used in Fallujah


From a U.S. Army, National Ground Intel. Center memo titled: Complex Environments: Battle of Fallujah, April 2004. I think Army Intel. took the memorandum off the net; I can't find the link I saved my PDF from.
A flechette is a pointed steel projectile, with a vaned tail for stable flight. The name comes from French fl├ęchette, ‘little arrow’ or ‘dart’, and sometimes retains the acute accent in English.

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