White phosphorus ammo
White phosphorus is a material made from a common allotrope of the chemical element phosphorus that is used in smoke, tracer, illumination and incendiary munitions. Other common names include WP, and the slang term "Willie Pete," which is dated from its use in Vietnam, and is still sometimes used in military jargon. As an incendiary weapon, white phosphorus burns fiercely and can ignite cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles.
In addition to its offensive capabilities, white phosphorus is also a highly efficient smoke-producing agent, burning quickly and producing an instant blanket of smoke. As a result, smoke-producing white phosphorus munitions are very common, particularly as smoke grenades for infantry, loaded in grenade launchers on tanks and other armored vehicles, or as part of the ammunition allotment for artillery or mortars. These create smoke screens to mask movement, position or the origin of fire from the enemy. White phosphorus is used in bombs, artillery, mortars, and short-range missiles which burst into burning flakes of phosphorus upon impact.

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White phosphorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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White Phosphorus Used in Syrian Attack | Military.com
Dec 13, 2012 ... Source: White Phosphorus Weapons Being Used on Damascus ... Ammo & Explosives > Flame Weapons > White Phosphorus Used in Syrian ...
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White phosphorus munitions | Weapons Law Encyclopedia
White phosphorus (WP) is an incendiary and toxic chemical substance used as ..... which is designed to set fire to targets such as fuel and ammunition dumps or  ...
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White Phosphorus Rounds! - posted in Feedback / Suggestions: Would really like to see white phosphorus rounds, used to set tanks on fire!!! Cant ...
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White phosphorus 'burns to the bone' | Daily Mail Online
"These weapons are particularly nasty because white phosphorus continues to ... Rounds of the chemical were also used extensively by Russian troops in the ...
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White Phosphorus (WP) - GlobalSecurity.org
Israel used White Phosphorus against HAMAS targets in Gaza during ... oils and lubricants (POL) and ammunition storage areas, and enemy observers. WP can ...
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White phosphorus: The new napalm? - Salon.com
Jun 8, 2012 ... The harm caused by white phosphorus munitions, used in more recent ... in Afghanistan were using white phosphorus rounds against Taliban ...
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Israel using white phosphorus and possibly DIME bombs in the Gaza Strip. ... IAEA to probe Arab claim Israel used uranium ammo on Gaza Reuters, Ha'aretz ...
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US Army Admits Use of White Phosphorus as Weapon - Daily Kos
Nov 9, 2005 ... "WP [i.e., white phosphorus rounds] proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, ...
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ATSDR - Public Health Statement: White Phosphorus
White phosphorus enters the environment when industries make it or use it to make other chemicals and when the military uses it as ammunition. It also enters  ...
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White phosphorus is a material made from a common allotrope of the ... white phosphorus burns fiercely and can ignite cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles. ...... Paper Chase Newsburst, Jurist Legal News & Research (University of ...
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White phosphorus (WP) is an incendiary and toxic chemical substance used as a ..... which is designed to set fire to targets such as fuel and ammunition dumps or ..... White Phosphorus Weapons in International Law, Master Thesis, University ...
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Israel used White Phosphorus against HAMAS targets in Gaza during ... oils and lubricants (POL) and ammunition storage areas, and enemy observers. WP can ...
White phosphorous: the new napalm? | Human Rights Watch
Jun 8, 2012 ... The harm caused by white phosphorus munitions, used in more recent ... in Afghanistan were using white phosphorus rounds against Taliban ...
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White Phosphorus - SourceWatch
"White phosphorus (P4) is the elemental form of phosphorus used in smoke munitions. ... Arkansas, "the Army's sole supplier of white phosphorus ammunition in the ... --Dr. James B. Calvert, University of Denver, last revised March 6, 2004.
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All casualties were holidaymakers in a coastal area at the Baltic Sea and confused white phosphorus ammunition residues with amber on a beachwalk.
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Toxicological Profile for White Phosphorus
1997
However, because white phosphorus reacts very quickly with oxygen in the air, it may not be found far away from sources of ... Therefore, unless you are near military facilities during training exercises that use white phosphorus ammunition,  ...
Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model ...
United Nations, Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (1957-) Staff, 2009
Ammunition, fixed ) see LIE 0006 AMMUNITION, SMOKE, WHITE 1.2H 0245 Ammunition, semi-fixed ) 1.1F 0005 PHOSPHORUS with burster, expelling 1.3H 0246 Ammunition, separate loading, ) 1.2E 1.2F 1.4E 1.4F 0321 0007 0412 0348  ...
Army Officer's Guide
Keith E. Bonn, 2005
(Unidentifiable ammo is automatically classified Grade 3 and is not fired.) White phosphorus (WP or PWP) rounds need special attention. Segregate them to a clear area, and store them with projectiles nose-up (except 3.5-inch rockets, which ...
Cameron Henry Hafer: A Soldier in the Normandy Invasion
Gary Hafer, 2008
Authorized smoke fillings included white phosphorus (WP), a solution of sulfur trioxide in chlorosulfonic acid and titanium tetrachloride. "The American white phosphorus ammunition was outstandingly good," wrote Generalleutenant Ochsner ...
Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods ...
Malcolm A. Fox, 1999
1 19 Tear gas cartridges, see Ammunition, Toxic, Jet thrust igniters, for rocket motors or Jato, p. 1 9 see Initiating ... Ammunition containing an incendiary substance which may be a solid, liquid or gel including white phosphorus. Except when ...
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White phosphorus: The new napalm? - Salon.com
Forty years after Vietnam's most famous photo, incendiary weapons still kill and injure children
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American White Phosphorus Shells in Libya: A Challenge to a Pentagon Chestnut - NYTimes.com
The uprising in Libya last year, especially the decades-old weapons let loose in the chaos, tell a cold-war tale of allies and arms deals.
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Israel Using White Phosphorus and Experimental Weapons in Gaza? - VTJP
Israel using white phosphorus and possibly DIME bombs in the Gaza Strip.
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SEESAC and the Serbian MoD Verify the Disposal of White Phosphorus Ammunition - News - SEESAC.org
In 2012, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia (MoD) held roughly 8,000 tonnes of surplus ammunition, including 1,133 tonnes of napalm...
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CASM Programme: Tender for the Disposal of White Phosphorus Ammunition Shells Launched - News - SEESAC.org
On 17 May, UNDP issued a call for proposals for the implementation of the Disposal of the Ammunition Shells Filled with White Phosphorous. The...
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Federation of American Scientists :: White Phosphorus Fact Sheet
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