“Vacuum Bomb” Thermobaric Weapons Assessment

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    “Vacuum Bomb” Thermobaric Weapons Assessment

    In this video, Roger Seheult, MD of MedCram analyzes the use of thermobaric weapons in the war in Ukraine. This information may help medical teams in managing those types of injuries sustained in warfare. A review article from 2000 discusses the ramifications of thermobaric weapons. 

    Dr. Seheult discusses the composition of a thermobaric weapon and what the explosive distribution and combustion of these weapons are. The pressure, heat, and velocity generated from this thermobaric weapon are viewed by some as low-level nuclear weapons. Pressure from such a weapon could cause perforation and puncture of internal organs such as the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and eardrum. 

    In a systematic way of responding to these injuries, they are categorized into 3 zones. In zone I, most people will succumb to their injuries. Individuals in zone II may survive the initial blast and will most likely have burns and internal organ injuries. Location in zone III has the greatest chance of survival; however, an individual in this zone may have an injury from the pressure wave that is generated which can result in internal organ injury. A clinical correlation may be seen if the eardrum is perforated, then it is highly likely there is further internal organ injury. He concludes the article foretold that thermobaric weapons will be present on future battlefields and currently we are seeing this. 

    LINKS / REFERENCES:

    Perforated eardrum (Wikipedia) | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfora…

    Russia Uses Thermobaric Weapons on Ukraine: How Vacuum Bombs Work (News Direct) | https://youtu.be/cQvAK9APNA8

    A ‘Crushing’ Victory: Fuel-Air Explosives and Grozny 2000 (FMSO) | https://community.apan.org/cfs-file/_…

    Russia using thermobaric rockets ‘which rupture lungs’ in Ukraine, confirms MOD (Mirror) | https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n…

     

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