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ACR Splinter bomb

A splinter bomb with fuse casing

A splinter bomb is an explosive device that injures or kills people within its blast radius by dispersing deadly shrapnel.


In the early 1500s, the Italian Assassins' Mentor Ezio Auditore learned how to craft and use splinter bombs, as they could be made with any shell or gunpowder type combined with sharp fragments. The Ottoman Assassins had found them to be highly effective in direct confrontations, as detonating even one such bomb could kill either of the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire's most heavily-armored soldiers, the Almogavars and Janissaries respectively. However, due to its indiscriminate nature, civilian casualties were a very real possibility when they were present. Splinter bombs were one of only two types of bombs in the Ottoman Assassins' arsenal that could open up sealed wells, with the other being thunder bombs, though they did not have exclusive use of them, as Janissaries also carried the explosive.[1]

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Splinter bombs are essentially predecessors to modern fragmentation grenades which is the standard type of grenade used by militaries.