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A-10 uranium shells

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posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:22 PM
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A friend of mine who was in Desert storm and myself were talking about this site and all the govt coverups. My friend told me the A-10 warthogs in iraq were using uranium bullets , and he also said they constantly flew over firing the guns . My questions are : 1st does anyone know or has anyone heard of this 2nd could this be the reason for the golf war illness or one of them 3rd was our govt trying to create long term damage to the Iraqi people . does anyone have any info or knowlage of this




posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:28 PM
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its depleted uranium. its not like they're firing nuclear bullets! lol

i dont have all the info in front of me but do a search on it. its probably not what you think.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:31 PM
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This is an area that has been heavily researched since the first Gulf War. The shells are depleted uranium (DU), which is only slightly radioactive, but is toxic. The kinetic penetration rounds fired by the M1 Abrams are also made of DU. It's used because of its high density, and thus high penetration power.
Unfortunately, it has been hard to correlate the data to sickness. Most of these rounds were fired in the middle of the desert, away from population centers, so the majority of the people affected would be soldiers. A person in my research group is doing a literature review of DU research, I'll ask them for some info. In the meantime, a google search turns up a lot of info on this.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:34 PM
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thanks for the info PurdueNuc



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:43 PM
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I live where many of the warthogs are stationed and i havent heard any talk of DU shells being used just regular ammo. Also the guys around ehre arent too shy about giving away secrets. Ill double check but unless it was for some special mission i doubt that is true.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:47 PM
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warthog is a nickname the real name is the thunderbolt and thunderbolt2



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by Quicksilver
I live where many of the warthogs are stationed and i havent heard any talk of DU shells being used just regular ammo.


It's no secret that DU shells are used, along with standard rounds. Here's a couple links:

Bullets with Uranium used in Yugoslavia
RAMA's Depleted Uranium Internet Page



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 10:27 PM
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dexbiafra, I happen to have bookmarked some websites that might be helpful to you. Do a web search for tons more information on the relationship between DU exposure and possible health effects.

NOTE- If you run PeeGuardian or some other software firewall it will probably hate the links to Argonne National Lab and refuse the connection

Depleted uranium - General Information
www.fas.org...
www.campusprogram.com...
chemistry.anl.gov...
web.ead.anl.gov...

Fairchild-Republic A-10A 'Thunderbolt II'
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu...
www.fas.org...



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 08:45 AM
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They made bullets from spent nuclear rods which is radioactive and toxic I was watching a show and 1000+ American troops got sick after the war complaining of joint problems because of the toxic and radioactivity.



posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
They made bullets from spent nuclear rods which is radioactive and toxic I was watching a show and 1000+ American troops got sick after the war complaining of joint problems because of the toxic and radioactivity.


No, they proved that it was from other sources (ie Saddam's chemical weapons bunkers that were blown up).

Here is some facts about DU rounds:
DU INFO
WHO DU INFO



posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 12:50 AM
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ok but it is true that they used spent uranium rods to make bullets



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