lethal area

lethal area

[′lē·thəl ′er·ē·ə]
(ordnance)
In terminal ballistics, a figure of merit, having the dimension of area, which permits prediction of the number of casualties a missile may be expected to produce when employed under specified conditions; an equation states the relationship between the lethal area and the numerous factors affecting its numerical value.
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The lethal area is the circular area within which the number of survivors is the same as the number of fatalities outside it.
For the 1Mt explosion described above, the lethal area for thermal flash alone is about 350[km.
For larger fusion weapons, the lethal area for the initial nuclear radiation is smaller than the lethal areas for blast and thermal flash, for the 1Mt bomb described above, about 22[km.
The duck and turkey images provide immediate feedback as to whether or not the shot have hit a lethal area of anatomy.
When Tony Blair and his Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon, ordered them into this lethal area they knew the dangers.
When used with a Fuchs Electronics proximity fuze set to function at a pre-selected height above the target surface, the resulting combination of body fragments and steel spheres can cover a lethal area of about 2000 metres.
The 60mm test firing indicates the capability of a Metal Storm weapon system to destroy vehicles or infrastructure and damage or disable armored vehicles and raises the potential burst effect or lethal area to approximately 4-5 times greater than that of 40mm rounds.
Thus, even soldiers that are not within the lethal area of indirect fire know that something is shooting at them.
The Kandahar region, the birthplace of the Taliban, is one of the most lethal areas in Afghanistan.
In the past two years, it's become one of the most lethal areas for Shiites, who report brutal killings for offenses as minor as pinning up posters of Shiite saints in shops.
You could pay for remedial works that are totally unnecessary, or you could fail to uncover potentially lethal areas of contamination,' she said.