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MIL-HDBK-1013/14
APPENDIX D (Continued)
Debris and collapse of the structure will cause most of the casualties from a vehicle
bomb blast. The percentage of deaths will increase with the percentage collapse of the structure.
Tables D-5 and D-6 show the level of injury expected by personnel exposed to the
blast loading in the open.
Table D-5
Distances in Feet (Meters) to Produce Injury or Death in the Open
for 50- to 4,000-Pound (37.7- to 1,818-kg) Bombs
Charge Weights in Pounds (kg)
Injury Level
50 lb
220 lb
500 lb  1,000 lb 4,000 lb
(23.7 )
(100)
(227)
(454)
(1,818)
Severe injuries or death
33
54
71
90
143
(10.0)
(16.4)
(21.6)
(27.4)
(43)
Lung injuries & 20% eardrum rupture
40
66
87
110
174
(12.2)
(20.1)
(26.4)
(33.4)
(53)
Serious injuries
66
108
143
180
285
(20.1)
(32.8)
(43.5)
(54.7)
(87)
Injury & temporary hearing loss
92
151
198
250
397
(28.0)
(45.9)
(60.2)
(76.0)
(121)
Injury from debris
110
181
238
300
476
(33.4)
(55.0)
(72.3)
(91.2)
(145)
High degree of protection from death;
147
241
317
400
633
injuries from broken glass or debris
(44.7)
(73.3)
(96.4)
(122)
(192)
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