white phosphorus - aka Willie Pete , is a chemical weapon that use one of the common allotropes of the chemical element phosphorus. White phosphorus is used in smoke, illumination, & incendiary munitions, & is commonly the burning element of tracer ammunition. Other common names for white phosphorus munitions include WP & the slang terms Willie Pete & Willie Peter, which are derived from William Peter, the WWII phonetic alphabet rendering of the letters WP. White phosphorus is pyrophoric (it is ignited by contact with air) burns fiercely; it can ignite cloth, fuel, ammunition, & other combustibles.

It has to be stored under water when not in use ,
The Only way to put it out is to smother it .

If you were to get it on your skin it would burn

You down to your bones & teeth .

When dropped by airplanes & helicopters it's

Reminiscent of fireworks but raining down in

Greyish white streaks .

In WW II it was used as a smokescreen.

White phosphorus ignites when interacting with oxygen, releasing a large amount of smoke during combustion. The military can use the curtain to mask their troops movements.
white phosphorus has been used in WW II , Kabul, Fallujah ,
Syria, Afghanistan , the gaza strip ... pretty much the middle east.

It is comparable to agent orange & napalm which was used in Vietnam

All 3 are outlawed by the Geneva convention to not be used

On civilians during war time .

the burning temperature of phosphorus is 800–2500 °C; it sticks to various surfaces, including skin & clothes; the burning substance is difficult to extinguish. White phosphorus can cause deep burns down to the bones, & remnants of the substance in the tissues can ignite again after the initial
by Blu_leef July 4, 2023
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