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Subject: INFO  ON SCUD CHEMICAL CAPABILITY  21 JAN 91                    

Box  ID: BX000407

Document Number:         69

Folder Title: TOC LOGS  LUCKY TAC JOURNALS 25  28 JAN 91 PART 1                                               

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                                                                21 Jan 91

   :o BG rrix
   ,ubjoc@@: Info on SCUD Chemical Capability

   .. Technical info is from Col. Robert Thornton, VII Corps Chemical officer
   nd is unclassified.

   2. The theoretical che;-iical footprint of a chemically armed, unmodified
   3CUD missile is 400 X 2500 meters.

   i. Modified SCUDS, altered for greater range, do so at the expense of
   )ayload. The Al Fussein SCUDs have half the payload of an off the shelf
   3CUD.

   1. persistent agents, muster gas or nerve agent, would have a limited
   @apor hazard in cool weather, such as conditions currently prevailing.
   Ehi-s hazard would dissipate in one to three days under current weather
   Conditions.

   5. Cover, such as buildings or vehicles, offer best protection against
   lirect contamination from the actual liquid/droplets. Trace elements
   picked up on boots, however, while moving "@hrough a contaminated area,
     n i-nto an unven@li-lated enclosed area can magnify the effects of the
   C-mi-cal. This was experienced duri-ng World War I with mustard gas where
   Individuals would enter a dugouts wi-th ",race elements mixed with mud on
   their boots and contaminating all occupants.

   6. Chemically armed SCUDs were not used in the Iran-Iraq War. The
   nreforred cheiical delivery system used by the Iraqi is artillery, tube
   and rocket.

                                                       liw Coyle

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Subject = INFO ON SCUD CHEMICAL CAPABILITY 21 JAN 91
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Scan Date = 24-JUL-1996
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Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
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Declassified = 09-AUG-1996