I notice in one of the articles that it says this is the world's largest shotgun shell. I doubt that very much.
For instance the 152mm flechette round that the M-551 Sheridan fired. Number of flechettes was in the thousands. I saw one fired at a mound once. Coverage was very good.
Always wish that I'd had a chance to fire a 105mm 'Beehive Time' round. The loader, in between doing other things, set the fuse on the nose to the bursting range. Supposedly, when the round got to that range it burst and released it's load of thousands of flechettes. Right.
BTW, no problem admitting that the M68 105mm Gun/Cannon was a very thinly disguised L7, but was the M-68A1 the same as the L7A1? Now there is some trivia for you.
I'm thinking about changing my user name to "Bloody Colonial". Would that offend anyone?
Wellington did not, nor it is claimed the IDF, who have been accused of lobbing beehive and various submunition rounds in the general direction of those they no doubt considered richly deserving but with predictable and unpleasant consequences for the general population