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November 11, 2005


RTO Trainer

The description of WP is completely wrong.

"Phosphorus burns bodies, in fact it melts the flesh all the way down to the bone ... I saw the burned bodies of women and children. Phosphorus explodes and forms a cloud. Anyone within a radius of 150 metres is done for."

WP burns on contact with oxygen and will continue to burn until it is consumed or deprived of oxygen. It will burn anything it comes into contact with.

WP is a solid waxy substance. for mortar and artillery munitions it is packed in with an explosive charge. The explosive disperses the particles of WP which ignite. There is no cloud. Ariller rounds do have a blast radius as described, but those are not used for anti-personnel. Mortar rounds have a smaller radius and are used, in certain cases, for anti-personnel missions.

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