Air Force was dropping: "Huge bombs called BLU-82
"daisy-cutters", which are effective at killing and terrifying the enemy.
weapon system, or Daisy Cutter, was first used in Vietnam.
Billed as the world's biggest non-nuclear bomb, the BLU-82
was first used in Vietnam to clear landing zones in the jungle.
As this issue was going to press, the US had also begun AC-130H/U gunship sorties followed by BLU-82
"daisy cutter" fuel-air munitions attacks by MC-130 Combat Talons.
It seems to have been his idea to drop a BLU-82
bomb on the center of Koh Tang island; a 15,000-pound device that was the largest nonnuclear weapon in the US arsenal.
costs $27,000, is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and weighs 15,000 pounds.
Daisy Cutter , a 15,000-pound explosive that was used primarily to heavily wooded areas in the Vietnam War and in Iraq, as well as to clear minefields.