Ammunition FAQs:

Q: Is ammunition both expendable weapons and the component parts of other weapons that create the effect on a target?

A: Yes, Nearly all mechanical weapons require some form of ammunition to operate.

Q: Is ammunition safer to handle when loading into the weapon and reduces the chance of the detonator firing before the ammunition has cleared the weapon?

A: Yes.

Q: Is ammunition developed such as high-explosive anti-tank warheads and armor-piercing discarding sabot rounds?

A: Yes.

Q: Is ammunition now designed to reach very high velocities and may have specialized fuzes for defeating specific types of vessels?

A: Yes.

Q: Was ammunition developed in WWI as tanks first appeared on the battlefield?

A: Yes.

Q: Was ammunition used?

A: Yes, and it was possible to pick up spent arrows and reuse them.

Q: Was ammunition designed for specific use?

A: Yes, such as a solid shot designed to hole the enemy ship and chain-shot to cut the rigging and sails.

Q: Was ammunition of relatively simple design and build?

A: Yes, but as weapon designs developed and became more refined, the requirement for more specialized ammunition increased.

Q: Is ammunition commonly colored in a specific manner to assist in the identification and to prevent the wrong ammunition types from being used accidentally?

A: Yes.

Q: Is ammunition to project a force against a selected target to have an effect?

A: Yes, The most iconic example of ammunition is the firearm cartridge, which includes all components required to deliver the weapon effect in a single package.

Q: Is ammunition carried on the person in box magazines specific to the weapon?

A: Yes, and ammo boxes, pouches or bandoliers.