daisy cutter bombs

man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of how
these work?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574

Had a friend on MSN tell me that’s (and I quote) “my new favorite bomb!”

What a strange world this has turned out to be.

Killer stuff. Literally.

Rodney - ® wrote:

> man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> how these work?
>
> http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574

Rodney - ® wrote:
>
> man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> how these work?
>
> http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574

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here’s another related link, but the independent.co.uk story had more
information…

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20011105/us/attacks_daisy_cutter_1.html

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> Rodney - ® wrote:
> >
> > man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> > how these work?
> >
> > http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574
>
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>
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Yep, I heard on CNN they wipe out everything within 600 yards.

Rodney - =AE wrote:
> =

> man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> how these work?
> =

> http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=3D103574=

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Jay Tierney – jay@jaytierney.com

The way it was described to me a while back was that it is the only
conventional (non-nuclear) weapon in the arsenal to produce a
“mushroom” cloud. :slight_smile:


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> man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> how these work?
>
> http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574

Same here what was the story about?

Gary Stein

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> Rodney - ® wrote:
> >
> > man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> > how these work?
> >
> > http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574
>
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>
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They do have a more dangerous conventional weapon called Air-Fuel
Explosives. These are almost as big as the daisy cutter and they skim the
ground spraying a gasoline like vapor into the air when the tank is empty
the igniter goes off these bombs cover well more then 600 yards and kill
everyone with in the blast diameter.

Gary Stein

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> The way it was described to me a while back was that it is the only
> conventional (non-nuclear) weapon in the arsenal to produce a “mushroom”
> cloud.
>
> –
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> “Rodney - ®” <rcircler@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:3BE9D73E.C6AB4213@yahoo.com
> > man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics of
> > how these work?
> >
> > http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=103574
>

The daisy cutters are the largest air-fuel bombs, according to the
Independent story.

“Gary Stein” <gestein@starpower.net> wrote in message
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> They do have a more dangerous conventional weapon called Air-Fuel
> Explosives. These are almost as big as the daisy cutter and they skim
> the ground spraying a gasoline like vapor into the air when the tank is
> empty the igniter goes off these bombs cover well more then 600 yards
> and kill everyone with in the blast diameter.
>
> Gary Stein
>
> “Sean S.” <noemail@here.blargh> wrote in message
> news:9sd8dv$ci8$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > The way it was described to me a while back was that it is the only
> > conventional (non-nuclear) weapon in the arsenal to produce a
> > “mushroom” cloud.
> >
> > –
> > Sean S. <?$s=“moc.seiticoeg@osomynus”;$s=ereg_replace(
> > “osom”,“noom”,$s);$s=strrev($s);echo"mailto:$s";?> Hex(RGB) ->
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> >
> >
> > “Rodney - ®” <rcircler@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:3BE9D73E.C6AB4213@yahoo.com
> > > man, this is powerful stuff. anybody seen any pictures or graphics
> > > of how these work?
> > >
> > > http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia_china/story.jsp?story=10-
> > > 3574
> > >
> >
>

“Winston” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
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> The daisy cutters are the largest air-fuel bombs, according to the
> Independent story.

‘Daisy Cutter’ bombs dropped on Taliban caves By Kim Sengupta 07 November
2001 Graphic

The Daisy Cutter bomb The United States has used the biggest conventional
bomb in its armoury – the 15,000lb (6,800kg) Daisy Cutter – for the first
time in the campaign.

The fuel-air explosive device, which detonates just above the ground and
whose blast has been described as being like a nuclear weapon without the
fallout, was used twice on Taliban and al-Qa’ida fortifications in the
last few days.

Its use is a significant escalation of air strikes and follows the receipt
of intelligence from the Russians on underground fortifications they built
during their war in Afghanistan, which have been taken over by the Afghan
regime, as well as caves used by the mujahedin. A Pentagon spokesman said:
“We have better knowledge now of where these caves are and who or what is
inside them.”

The bombs are pushed out of the back of C-130 aircraft on pallets and
detonate about three feet above the ground, covering a mile-wide area with
a mushroom cloud of aluminium powder which burns at about 5,500C
(10,000F).

Such is the pressure generated by the blast that underground tunnels and
structures are crushed and people inside incinerated. The pattern of the
explosion is said to resemble a daisy-shaped biscuit cutter.

The use of the bomb and its variations has always been controversial. It
was first used by the United States in the last days of the Vietnam War
and then in the Gulf War.

In response to worries about its destructive capabilities, raised in
Parliament during the Gulf War, Alan Clark, who was the minister for
defence procurement, said: “Fuel-air bombs were used by the United States
only to clear minefields.”

Last night, General Peter Pace, Deputy Chief of the US Defence Staff,
described the bombs as extremely useful weapons for the Afghanistan
conflict and said they might be used again.

One of the uses for the bombs would be to decontaminate soil which had
been infected with anthrax. However, there is no suggestion that this was
the reason for its deployment in the campaign in Afghanistan.

The US is also set to introduce the Global Hawk, the most advanced
long-range unmanned reconnaisance aircraft, to the conflict.

The £30m plane can stay airborne for 36 hours and cruise at 65,000 feet,
far above the range of anti-aircraft weapons. It provides photographs for
officers back at base in the US.

The Hawks are expected to replace the Predators, which are cheaper, at
£3.3m each, but slower and fly at a lower altitude. The Taliban claims to
have shot down one of them.

See I knew that it covered more the 600 yards “covering a mile-wide area
with a mushroom cloud of aluminum powder which burns at about 5,500C
(10,000F)” that is more like what I had read about as far as the area
affected by a fuel air bomb.

Gary Stein

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> “Winston” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
> news:9se9km$rd8$1@www.t-shirtcountdown.com
> > The daisy cutters are the largest air-fuel bombs, according to the
> > Independent story.
>
>
> ‘Daisy Cutter’ bombs dropped on Taliban caves By Kim Sengupta 07
> November 2001 Graphic
>
> The Daisy Cutter bomb The United States has used the biggest
> conventional bomb in its armoury - the 15,000lb (6,800kg) Daisy Cutter -
> for the first time in the campaign.
>
> The fuel-air explosive device, which detonates just above the ground
> and whose blast has been described as being like a nuclear weapon
> without the fallout, was used twice on Taliban and al-Qa’ida
> fortifications in the
last
> few days.
>
> Its use is a significant escalation of air strikes and follows the
> receipt of intelligence from the Russians on underground fortifications
> they built during their war in Afghanistan, which have been taken over
> by the Afghan regime, as well as caves used by the mujahedin. A Pentagon
> spokesman said: "We have better knowledge now of where these caves are
> and who or what is inside them."
>
> The bombs are pushed out of the back of C-130 aircraft on pallets
> and detonate about three feet above the ground, covering a mile-wide
> area with
a
> mushroom cloud of aluminium powder which burns at about 5,500C
> (10,000F).
>
> Such is the pressure generated by the blast that underground tunnels and
> structures are crushed and people inside incinerated. The pattern of the
> explosion is said to resemble a daisy-shaped biscuit cutter.
>
> The use of the bomb and its variations has always been controversial. It
was
> first used by the United States in the last days of the Vietnam War and
then
> in the Gulf War.
>
> In response to worries about its destructive capabilities, raised in
> Parliament during the Gulf War, Alan Clark, who was the minister for
defence
> procurement, said: "Fuel-air bombs were used by the United States only
> to clear minefields."
>
> Last night, General Peter Pace, Deputy Chief of the US Defence Staff,
> described the bombs as extremely useful weapons for the Afghanistan
conflict
> and said they might be used again.
>
> One of the uses for the bombs would be to decontaminate soil which had
been
> infected with anthrax. However, there is no suggestion that this was the
> reason for its deployment in the campaign in Afghanistan.
>
> The US is also set to introduce the Global Hawk, the most advanced
> long-range unmanned reconnaisance aircraft, to the conflict.
>
> The £30m plane can stay airborne for 36 hours and cruise at 65,000 feet,
far
> above the range of anti-aircraft weapons. It provides photographs for
> officers back at base in the US.
>
> The Hawks are expected to replace the Predators, which are cheaper, at
£3.3m
> each, but slower and fly at a lower altitude. The Taliban claims to have
> shot down one of them.
>