|Report: New Israeli Tank Shells Capable of Penetrating Reinforced Hizbullah Targets|
|Monday, 16 April 2012 20:02|
The Israeli army will receive new tank shells developed to penetrate reinforced targets, a crucial means for the military of the Jewish state which faces future conflicts with Hizbullah and Hamas, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.
The new 120 mm. shell called M339 can be fired by Merkava Mk 3 and Mk 4 tanks at extended ranges, the newspaper said. The shell explodes only after it penetrates a target and then releases thousands of lethal fragments.