What does Vx mean in Aircraft & Aviation?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand Vx in the Miscellaneous field in general and in the Aircraft & Aviation terminology in particular.

Best angle of climb Velocity

Best-rate airspeed will generate the fastest rate of climb.

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What does Vx mean?

VX, IUPAC name O-ethyl S-[2-ethyl] methylphosphonothioate, is an extremely toxic substance that has no known uses except in chemical warfare as a nerve agent. As a chemical weapon, it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations in UN Resolution 687. The production and stockpiling of VX was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993. The VX nerve agent is the best-known of the V-series of nerve agents and is considered an area denial weapon due to its physical properties.

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