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    I once read on somehwere on the internet that American troops during the '91 Gulf war had been known to wear pieces of fired DU attached to their dog tag chains.

    I have no idea whether this story is true or not. It does sound like internet folklore.

    Does anyone know if there is any truth in it?

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    A friend of mine was on Challenger in Op Telic and they were told to avoid knocked out Iraqi armour because of the dangers of ingesting du particles. Apparently, it was not unknown to see US troops climbing on them and taking group pictures.

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    Have a read of this thread. Adds some science and facts to the discussion.


    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...ight=Depleated
    ANY LIVE OR DUD ORDNANCE POSTED BY ME HAS BEEN DISPOSED OF BY EOD PERSONNEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nismosonic View Post
    Hi all,
    , I advised him that under current law no AP ammo is allowed to be kept privately, .
    I am curious to this part? Really?

    What are they afraid you might throw it at something?

    That's crazy....

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    Have dealt with DU for many years.
    Don't scratch yourself with it.
    Don't put it in your front pocket if you ain't had kids yet.
    And a simple test if its DU or Tungsten is it is seriously pyrophoric!
    Scratch it on a chunk of steel if it throws off sparks its DU.
    Not recommending this as its patently unhealthy, but working with ordnance isn't exactly the healthiest occupation.

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    PGU-14A/B round DU penetrator found South-east from Sarajevo last month. Most probably fired on 5th Oct 1994. Disposal of this kind of ammo requires disposal of the surrounding dirt too... and IMAS L3+ expertise. After we picked up this piece we found out that it was undamaged but lost 60 grams of mass due to oxidation process.
    ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

    Federal Civil Protection EOD Department

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    my deviantart: http://vranax.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Some of the DU penetrators, long rod type:
    DSCN2795-c.jpgDSCN3678.jpgDSCN2799.jpg

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    Found this which may be of interest, looks like 30mm cannon had this stuff.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Recently went through a collection identifying and removing hazardous and/or illegal materials at the owner's request. As mentioned much earlier by Tony, DU is not generally hazardous unless the material is exposed and allowed to oxidize. Once it does the dust has potential to become a serious issue.

    IMG_2694 (2).jpgIMG_2701.jpg
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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