Ammunition, projectiles fired from guns, including their fuzes, primers, and propellant charges. It is used in warfare, for target shooting and hunting, and for ceremonial purposes. In a broad sense, self-contained explosive weapons are also ammunition; they are not discussed in this article, however, but are covered in the articles Bomb; Grenade; Mine; Missiles and Rockets; Torpedo. Also excluded from this article are fireworks and nuclear weapons.
If the dire state of affairs in Iraq can be attributed at least in part to U.S. mistakes, the military will have to use the influx of troops wisely to regain ground.
The Supermarine Spitfire was continuously improved throughout World War II, with 22,000 Spitfires produced. The Spitfire fought successfully in every theater of the war. See specifications for the Spitfire and read how this heroic airplane developed.