September 11 Digital Archive

[MAPC-discuss] Daisy Cutter 

Title

[MAPC-discuss] Daisy Cutter 

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email

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Date Entered

2001-11-07

September 11 Email: Body


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

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.
....
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).
....

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September 11 Email: Date

Wednesday, November 07, 2001 9:46 AM

September 11 Email: Subject

[MAPC-discuss] Daisy Cutter 

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“[MAPC-discuss] Daisy Cutter ,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed February 21, 2020, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/833.