An archive of verified images of munitions from conflict zones and tools to help users understand the key distinctions between munitions.

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Classification groups of key explosive munitions used in conflicts

Munition Category

State of the munition in the image

Munition Condition

The type of fins visible on the munition

Fins Characteristic

Features of munitions that affect their aerodynamics

Shape

Parts defining the operation mechanisms of a projectile that are visible in the image.

Mechanical Feature

Thickness of the body of a munition’s warhead or payload

Wall

16 results

IC41

Date

2022/03/25

Code

IC41

Weight

Air-Delivered Bomb

Air-delivered bombs are bombs that are dropped from an aerial vehicle. Compared to other munition categories, they are typically large and can weigh up to 2,000 kilograms – roughly the weight of a car.

IC76

Date

2022/04/04

Code

IC76

Calibre

Artillery Gun Projectile

Artillery gun projectiles are gun-launched indirect-fire projectiles that are typically unguided. They can be generally described as a steel cylinder with a tapered pointed nose, where the fuze of the munition is often fitted.

IC71

Date

2022/04/05

Code

IC71

Calibre

Mortar Projectile

Mortar projectiles are gun-launched indirect-fire that are typically unguided. Compared with artillery projectiles, mortar projectiles are generally shorter and lighter.

IC75

Date

2022/04/04

Code

IC75

Calibre

Mortar Projectile

Mortar projectiles are gun-launched indirect-fire that are typically unguided. Compared with artillery projectiles, mortar projectiles are generally shorter and lighter.

IC70

Date

2022/02/08

Code

IC70

Calibre

Rocket or Missile

Rockets and missiles are two closely related types of powered munitions which utilise an internal propulsion method. A rocket fitted with a guidance system is referred to as a missile.