BLU-82


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a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius

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Air Force was dropping: "Huge bombs called BLU-82 "daisy-cutters", which are effective at killing and terrifying the enemy." "Daisy", as she is affectionately called by American soldiers, is:
The BLU-82 weapon system, or Daisy Cutter, was first used in Vietnam.
The fuel-air BLU-82 bomb combines a watery mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum with air.
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 didn't surprise me to find that Henry Kissinger had at every stage argued for the most grandiose and hysterical response, forever puffing smoke and speaking of "American will." 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.
The GBU-43 is the spiritual successor to the (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BLU-82) BLU-82 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.
to assess the effect." The BLU-82 weapon system, or Daisy Cutter, was first used in Vietnam.