fuel-air explosive


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fuel-air explosive

Special fuels that are sprayed into the atmosphere and catch fire on coming into contact with oxygen in air. Their blast effect is much greater than conventional explosives. Besides blast and fire-related causalities, most injuries occur from the sudden oxygen starvation.
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The Shturm is marketed with the choice of a shaped charge, blast-fragmentation, rod-type penetrator or fuel-air explosive warhead, while the Ataka reportedly introduced tandem charges.
Thus it can be said that, although ballistic missiles capable of delivering NBC threats also have the potential to rain down fragmentation, fuel-air explosive, cluster or high-explosive warheads onto enemies thousands of kilometres away, their actual deployment may be some years away.
Napalm, fuel-air explosives and cluster bombs are just as nasty as poison gas, and perfectly legal.