Talk:VG (nerve agent)

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The sentence:

It is quite possible that one of these second generation V series agents has been deployed against hostile forces.

says nothing. It's also quite possible that they've never been deployed; it's also quite possible they've been deployed against friendly forces. Absent any information or evidence about actual use, the reader has nothing to judge, and the statement adds nothing to the content of the article.

Also, the commentary about V-weapon developments in the USSR are misleading. The V-series (VE,VG,..VX) are western.

  • The above comments (by other people) refer to a section which I have just removed. The information on Soviet chemical weapons development seemed largely irrelevent to this article, apart from being speculative, confusing and unsourced. Jll 15:32, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
Soviet Union produced (and weaponized) tens of thousands of metric tons of the agent VR (R-33, "Russian VX") during the Cold War. So, "the V-series (VE,VG,..VX) are not quite exclusively western". Any conception, that a major discovery in the field of substance-classes toxicology could be kept "secret" by just not revealing the research to another party is nonsense. What one chemist/toxicologist discovers, can be "rediscovered" by any other peer somewhere else in close time, as the history of science shows.--84.163.115.170 (talk) 03:13, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Where on Earth did they use this as an insecticide?[edit]

This article says that a substance as toxic as sarin was used as an insecticide? I wish someone would explain how this was possibly done. Were people spraying fields with this stuff?

Oh, and if there were civilian users fooling around with this stuff - did they get Gulf War Syndrome?! Wnt (talk) 22:32, 9 February 2009 (UTC)