fuel-air explosive

fuel-air explosive
noun
a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below
Syn: ↑FAE
Hypernyms: ↑explosive device

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