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To: Arthur McGowan
Reporters always get something imortant wrong.

They sure do, Fox news has been showing a film of a fuel air bomb all afternoon and calling it a daisy cutter. This report mixes the two. The daisy cutter explodes when it's 38" fuse hits the ground.
The fuel air bomb explodes in the air spreading fuel then explodes the fuel air vapors, like shown in the tapes you've seen.
Daisy cutters only explode once, they don't release a cloud of inflammable ammonium nitrate, aluminium dust and polystyrene slurry. BTW that mix is flammable.

18 posted on 11/06/2001 6:21:06 PM PST by Slewfoot
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To: Slewfoot
yeah- to the best of my knowledge the Dc is just a big conventional bomb- the ammonium nitrate is the oxidizer, and the powedered aluminium is the fuel.
19 posted on 11/06/2001 6:29:03 PM PST by fourdeuce82d
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To: Slewfoot
Daisy cutters only explode once, they don't release a cloud of inflammable ammonium nitrate, aluminium dust and polystyrene slurry. BTW that mix is flammable.

Point of grammar: "flammable" is a neologism for the word "inflammable". Both carry the same meaning. "Flammable" was coined by safety authorities because some people were confused by the "in-" prefix, erroneously thinking it means "not".

21 posted on 11/06/2001 6:33:41 PM PST by Physicist
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