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HMS Belfast - Shell room 7
Shells used on the HMS Belfast

A 'shell is a type of projectile used in weapons. It is filled with explosive or other substances. Shells are usually large caliber projectiles fired by artillery, armored fighting vehicles (including tanks), and warships.

Shells usually have the shape of a cylinder but taper towards the front end to form a point. However, special shells may use other shapes.

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