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To: Arthur McGowan
Just above the ground when the fuse hits. Not the same as a FAE (Explosive is Aluminum powder):

Specifications

Class 15,000 lb. Blast/Fragmentation
Guidance Ballistic
Control:
Autopilot: None
Propulsion: None
Weight (lb.) 15,000
Length (in) 141.6
Diameter (in) 54
Warhead (lbs.) 15,000
Explosive Aluminum Powder (12,600 lbs.)
Fuze M904 (Nose); M905 (Tail)
Unit Cost $27,318
Aircraft MC-130

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/dumb/blu-82.htm

8 posted on 11/06/2001 5:18:30 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
Well then, I'm confused, or Fox News is, because I watched them talking about the BLU-82, the Daisy Cutter, while showing films of an FAE and talking about it as an FAE bomb.
13 posted on 11/06/2001 6:00:00 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Pokey78
During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the Russians developed a hand-held launcher to fire similar bombs into the caves of the Mujahideen, who called it the "Satan Stick".

can you draw a picture of a hand-held device that shoots a 15 ton bomb into a cave?

14 posted on 11/06/2001 6:01:31 PM PST by gusopol3
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