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Posted: 10/31/2001 6:29:33 AM EDT
I don't have a link to prove this, but our local paper is reporting a [b]HUGE[/b] explosion 25 miles north of Kabul last night - bigger than anything they've heard over there so far. Reports of a mushroom cloud 1,000 feet in the air. (Our paper is online, but the frickin' article isn't shown.) Add to that a report of what "sounded like" a C-130 over Kandahar.. [url]http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/31/ret.attacks.afghanistan/index.html[/url] from article: "KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A large explosion rattled the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan early Wednesday as U.S.-led airstrikes reached the midpoint of their fourth week. Earlier in the overnight hours, jet fighters could be heard roaring through the skies above the city. Explosions were heard and flashes could be seen on the northern horizon. In addition, CNN's Nic Robertson reported hearing what he said sounded like C-130 transport aircraft flying low over the city. " Sounds like we're starting to break out the good stuff - at least I hope so. Burn baby, Burn.... [pyro] [pyro] [pyro]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:42:51 AM EDT
I have some knowledge of the FAE. I was told by the developers that it was the closest thing to a nuke there is. During testing it was devastating to experience!
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:49:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:50:35 AM EDT
IIRC, such a munition was used on the opening day of the ground war in Desert Storm. Some British troops located several miles from the site, were said to have exclaimed: 'The Yanks have gone nuclear!' It produces the same mushroom-shaped cloud, as, shall we say, other munition devices. Eric The(YouDidWantMushroomsWithYourPorkSandwich,O­sama?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:51:55 AM EDT
The local paper gives credit to the Associated Press for the article. I can't find it on the web site - maybe somebody here can..... It's titled "U.S. drops giant bomb on Taliban front lines". Hell we've been dropping 5,000 pounders over there...something alot bigger???? Mushroom cloud???? Help me out military guys - I doubt it was a Tac nuke.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 6:54:05 AM EDT
Eric The(YouDidWantMushroomsWithYourPorkSandwich,O­sama?)Hun[>]:)]
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LMAO EtH - that's one of your best yet IMO....
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 7:00:17 AM EDT
The USAF used C-130's to drop 10,000lb. 'daiseycutter' bombs to create LZ's out in the jungle in SE Asia during the Viet Nam conflict. Don't know if they'd have any tactical application in Afghanistan. The 5000lb. bombs designed to penetrate fortified concrete tunnels would seem more likely to be used, but who the hell knows? All I know is that there are a lot of our servicemen over there doing the dirty work for us, and I hope to God they all get to come home safe & sound when it's done.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 7:06:39 AM EDT
Good. Let them guess/think the worst. It could be a 15,000lb daisy cutter, FAE or something new. [:D]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:10:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2001 8:04:55 AM EDT by Early-Chow-Recruit]
FAE or fuel air explosives are based on the principal of critical mixture for combustibility. This principal makes common everyday combustible gasses into destructive devices of incredible magnitude. The device used in Viet Nam was the 10,000 lb butane bomb. It consisted of an enormous canister of butane and an ignition charge. After impact the butane would be allowed to spread for a predetermined length of time then the ignition charge would detonate the cloud of gas. The explosion often resulted in concussion deaths to humans at ranges of up to 1 mile from the weapons initial impact point. Ask any fireman and they will shake when they tell you about going to a call involving any type of stored gas such as an LP truck or a residence with LP gas service. Under the right circumstances these can pose quite a problem. check out this link and do a search for FAE there is quite the library available www.nawcwpns.navy.mil/clfm/faeseq.html [marines]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:29:39 AM EDT
Big Blue http://www.specialoperations.com/Focus/blu82.html The BLU-82 is a 15,000 pound GP bomb originally designed to clear helicopter landing zones in Vietnam. The warhead contains 12,600 pounds of GSX slurry and is detonated just above ground level by a 38-inch fuze extender. The weapon produces an overpressure of 1,000 pounds per square inch. Eleven BLU-82s were dropped during Desert Storm, all from Special Operations MC-130s. The initial drops were intended to test the ability of the bomb to clear mines; no reliable bomb damage assessment exist on mine clearing effectiveness. Later, bombs were dropped as much for their psychological effect as for their destructive power.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:53:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By a3kid: The local paper gives credit to the Associated Press for the article. I can't find it on the web site - maybe somebody here can.....
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[url]http://www.nj.com/newsflash/terrorintl/index.ssf?/cgi-free/getstory_ssf.cgi?a0442_BC_Attacks-Afghanistan&&news&terror_intl[/url]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:55:20 AM EDT
Maybe a conventional bomb found it's way into an ammo bunker???
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:58:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG: Maybe a conventional bomb found it's way into an ammo bunker???
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Yea, that's a real possibility. I guess I'm just letting my imagination get the best of me. Although the thought of dropping something like "Big Blue" or a really fat FEA bomb on those bastards does give me a woody!!!! Can't help but dream sometimes.....
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 8:59:36 AM EDT
Saw the film of the explosion in question on FoxNews Channel. Looks a LOT like a carped-bombing stick from a B-52. Large explosions progressed in a linear fashion along a ridgeline, and a couple of their ex-military Viet Nam vet talking heads said same conclusion. [b][size=1]Don Out[/size=1][/b] [b][size=4][red]AIRBORNE! 2/505 PIR H-MINUS[/red][/size=4][/b]
[i]" We're paratroopers, and THIS is as far as the bastards are going!" Unknown 101st Paratrooper, Bastogne, 1944.[/i]
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Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:05:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:09:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: I don't think that's the same one, 11h1p.
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Gotcha, Thanx. Any footage yet on the explosion?? [b][size=1]Don Out[/size=1][/b] [b][size=4][red]AIRBORNE! 2/505 PIR H-MINUS[/red][/size=4][/b]
[i]" We're paratroopers, and THIS is as far as the bastards are going!" Unknown 101st Paratrooper, Bastogne, 1944.[/i]
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Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:13:47 AM EDT
Our nightly-news bimbo said that the US Air Force had dropped a "concussion bomb". Now she was just reading something, and had no idea what she was talking about, but that sounds like a FAE device to me. Cool. Bring on the bad boys.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:15:57 AM EDT
I hope the "Taliban" are wearing their safety equipment...you know....Hard Hat, Safety Shoes, Safety Goggles and Ear Protection. I believe that "Heaven" may be soon running out of "Virgins" for all of the "Martyrs" that are arriving.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:20:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bat21: I hope the "Taliban" are wearing their safety equipment...you know....Hard Hat, Safety Shoes, Safety Goggles and Ear Protection.
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No shit! "Was he wearing his earplugs??" "I think so - we found them in his throat right beside his tonsils!" [bounce]
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:29:40 AM EDT
Drop a few more. This time on: Afghanistan Iran Iraq Syria Jordan Yemen Lebanon UAE Libya Algeria Chechnya Indonesia and... Anybody else who fucks with us.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:35:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cc48510: Drop a few more. This time on: Afghanistan Iran Iraq Syria Jordan Yemen Lebanon UAE Libya Algeria Chechnya Indonesia and... Anybody else who fucks with us.
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Sarah Brady, et al
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 9:56:03 AM EDT
25 miles north of Kabul is the front lines of the Taliban forces. FAE used on troops would make for very crispy Taliban forces. One could only hope.
Link Posted: 10/31/2001 2:36:15 PM EDT
MSNBC was just showing film of a ridge sequentially disintegrating and pictures of a group of very high flying multi-engine jets. Nothing like a cell of B-52s to make a statement.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 6:37:04 PM EDT
CNBC just announced that several daisy cutters were dropped on Taliban forces in the last 24 hours.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 9:29:59 PM EDT
how about berkeley? don't worry, any good guys in berkeley will be given warning, alhtough I don't berkeley has any good guys [:)]
Originally Posted By cc48510: Drop a few more. This time on: and... Anybody else who fucks with us.
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