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  BLU-82 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Vietnam war, Daisy Cutter was generally used to refer to a standoff bomb fuse.
The daisy cutter was originally used to create an instant clearing in dense jungle for helicopter landing zones.
The Daisy Cutter became better known to the public when it was used in the 2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan to clear deeply entrenched Taliban fighters and suspected cave strongholds in the Tora Bora mountain range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BLU-82   (337 words)

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Although the “Daisy Cutter” bomb is not a nuclear weapon, its use in battle has caused controversy because of its terrifying and utterly destructive nature.
The Daisy Cutter is in fact, not a fuel air bomb.
Although the Daisy Cutter could be used in similar situations as fuel air bombs, it is much too big to depend on the surrounding air and it utilizes its own oxidizer.
www.nd.edu /~techrev/Archive/Spring2002/a8.html   (837 words)

 Massive Ordnance Air Burst
The terms "Daisy Cutter" actually comes from the four foot probe at the bottom of the bomb which triggered the explosion without creating a crater (helicopters don't like to land in craters.) The probe was later replaced with a radar altimeter fuze, but the nickname "Daisy Cutter" stuck.
In dry, dusty conditions, the Daisy Cutter produces a mushroom cloud similar to that created by a nuclear explosion (and for the same reason, the sheer size of the explosion creates an upward pull that sends up a "mushroom" of smoke and dust on a column of smoke).
Like the Daisy Cutter, MOAB is shoved out the back of a cargo aircraft (usually a C-130, but since the MOAB uses GPS and higher altitude drops, the C-17 can probably be used as well.) MOAB is a highly destructive and terrifying weapon.
www.redrat.net /BUSH_WAR/moab.htm   (497 words)

 Forged in Battle - Daisy Cutter
Daisy spends the remainder of the war moving from unit to unit, usually as a discipline measure after a violent confrontation.
Daisy is present at the final battle of the war, surviving the Day of Mourning through the efforts of a captured artificer.
Daisy took a job as a menial laberer, until its former companion Pummel met it and convinced the fellow warforged to travel to Sharn to meet other members of its former unit.
www.peakpeak.com /~fedifensor/games/dnd3e/eberron/daisy.htm   (887 words)

 CRG -- The CIA met Bin Laden while undergoing treatment at an American Hospital last July in Dubai
Before I stumbled across information on “the daisy cutter” I had a different idea of what a bombing must be like.
The daisy cutter is horrifically brutal weapon, the details of which seldom make it into the American mainstream press.
Daisy cutters are 15,000 pound fuel-air bombs, which explode just prior to hitting the ground at a height of from 1-6 feet and are designed to kill everything within a square mile radius of the impact point.
globalresearch.ca /articles/BUC111A.html   (522 words)

 Lay Lines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It will replace the older "Daisy Cutter" FAE bomb developed during the 1960s" (you will see that this page has been corrected too, here is the cached version or if that has been changed see my post below for the text of that page).
FAEs generally run between 500 and 2000 pounds; it would be difficult to make an FAE the size of Daisy Cutter because the correct uniform mixture of agent with ambient air would be difficult to maintain if the agent were so widely dispersed.
Thus, the conventional explosive technique of Daisy Cutter is more reliable than that of an FAE, particularly if there is significant wind or thermal gradient.
layline.blogspot.com /2003/03/moab-bomb.html   (309 words)

 Thursday, November 8, 2001
The BLU-82, a 15,000-pound fuel-air explosive bomb dubbed “Daisy Cutter,” was dropped on Taliban positions behind the front lines on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.
Large weapons such as the Daisy Cutter are viewed not only as intense firepower, but also as psychological pressure on Taliban and al-Qaida forces.
The Daisy Cutter was first used by the Air Force in the final year of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War for clearing thick jungle areas to create instant landing zones for Army helicopters.
www.stripes.com /01/nov01/ed110801b.html   (394 words)

 Big Bombs Are Best
This bomb, popularly known as the "Daisy Cutter," but also bearing monikers like the "Commando Vault," "Big Blue," and the "Cheeseburger," costs $27,000, is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and weighs 15,000 pounds.
Once in the air, the sled detaches and the Daisy Cutter releases its parachute (the sled has a separate chute).
There is no arguing that the Daisy Cutter is indeed the most powerful conventional weapon in the U.S. arsenal.
www.weeklystandard.com /Check.asp?idArticle=514&r=obizp   (634 words)

 BBC - Somerset - Entertainment - Daisy Cutter
Daisy Cutter are a four-piece rock band, influenced by the likes of Alice in Chains, Rammstein and Steve Vai.
Daisy Cutter are a four-piece rock band who combine elements from bands such as Alice in Chains, Rammstein and Steve Vai to create a hard, dark melodic sensation.
Daisy has become her own lady in the last 12 months and all its members are holding on real tight, riding the coaster!!
www.bbc.co.uk /somerset/content/articles/2005/01/14/somerset_sounds_daisy_cutter_feature.shtml   (456 words)

 Daisy Cutter
Daisy Cutter is four veterans of the NYC music scene.
The Daisy Cutter attitude is to start in the moment and then move full steam ahead.
Elements was written and recorded between 1:30 and 6:30pm on 9/22/02 and released on the web by 10:30pm.
www.monsterisland.com /daisycutter/main.html   (368 words)

 USATODAY.com - U.S. using mammoth 'Daisy Cutter' bomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Daisy Cutter — so named because of the circular pattern of destruction it leaves — was developed during the Vietnam War to clear helicopter landing zones.
The Daisy Cutter was used extensively during the Persian Gulf War to clear minefields and in psychological operations against Iraqi troops.
According to the official Defense Department report on the Gulf War, the entire staff of one Iraqi battalion surrendered after one of the bombs was dropped on a nearby minefield — followed shortly thereafter by leaflets warning that the battalion would be hit next.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2001/11/07/daisy-usat.htm   (427 words)

 All Wood Wings: MC-130 Combat Talon with Daisy Cutter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Daisy Cutters were originally designed to create an instant clearing in the jungle for Landing Zones (LZs) for helicopters and artillery emplacements during the Vietnam War.
A Daisy Cutter is so big that it can be "launched" only by pushing it out of the open back door of a transport plane - typically the MC-130 special forces version of the Hercules.
In a Daisy Cutter explosion the pressure reaches about 1,000 psi at the centre.
www.allwoodwings.com /1-MilitaryPlanes/MC-130,Hercules,DaisyCutter-MasterSeries.htm   (412 words)

 Lay Lines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This year old article quotes "Robert Hewson of Jane's Air Launched Weapons" saying that the Daisy Cutter is not a FAE bomb.
The CDI blurb calls the MOAB a conventional bomb and calls it 'a larger, guided version of the Vietnam-era "Daisy Cutter"' (also a conventional explosive bomb).
Sources estimate that the MOAB is a 21,000-pound bomb; the Daisy Cutter is roughly 15,000 pounds.
layline.blogspot.com /2003_03_02_layline_archive.html   (2535 words)

 BLU-82B - Dumb Bombs
The BLU-82B/C-130 weapon system, nicknamed Commando Vault in Vietnam and Daisy Cutter in Afghanistan, is a high altitude delivery of 15,000 pound conventional bomb, delivered from an MC-130 since it is far too heavy for the bomb racks on any bomber or attack aircraft.
Originally designed to create an instant clearing in the jungle, it has been used in Afghanistan as an anti-personnel weapon and as an intimidation weapon because of its very large lethal radius (variously reported as 300-900 feet) combined with flash and sound visible at long distances.
The Air Force dropped several BLU-82s during the campaign to destory the Taliban and al-Qaeda terror networks in Afganistan to attack and demoralize personnel and to destroy underground- and cave-complexes.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/dumb/blu-82.htm   (460 words)

 Daisy Cutter || Pro-Life Blogs Feed Aggregator
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www.prolifeblogs.com /articles/aggregator.php?sid=195   (2183 words)

 U.S. Dropping Huge Bomb on Taliban
WASHINGTON - With its use of the 15,000-pound ``daisy cutter'' bomb in Afghanistan, the United States has unleashed one of its most powerful weapons - billed as the world's largest conventional bomb.
The United States has used 15,000-pound ``daisy cutter'' bombs, similar to the one shown in this undated file photo, in the Afghanistan campaign, a defense official said Monday Nov. 5, 2001.
First created during the Vietnam War to quickly clear jungle landing zones, the daisy cutter also was used against Iraqi troops during the Gulf War.
www.commondreams.org /headlines01/1106-02.htm   (454 words)

 FineScale Modeler Community - 'Daisy Cutter' replaced by 'MOAB'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The 'Daisy Cutter' is no longer the world's largest conventional bomb It has been replaced by the 'MOAB'.
Like the Daisy Cutter the MOAB is dropped out of a C-130.
The term " Daisy Cutter " was a generic name used for that configuration.
www.finescale.com /fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1454   (911 words)

 'Daisy cutter' a giant
Washington - The "daisy cutter" is the biggest conventional US bomb, a 7.5 ton behemoth, so large it has to be pushed out of the back of a C-130 cargo plane.
General John Jumpers, the air force chief of staff, said the military was developing a 9.5 ton air burst bomb that reportedly would pack the punch of a small nuclear weapon.
Its purpose would be the same as the daisy cutter - "to create a massive explosion", Jumpers said.
www.news24.com /News24/World/Iraq/0,,2-10-1460_1335536,00.html   (182 words)

 BLU-82 - Dumb Bombs
Nicknamed "Big Blue 82", the weapon is frequently and incorrectly referred to as "Daisy Cutter", a term which more properly applies to the fuze assembly for above-ground bursts.
Also called the Daisy Cutter, the BLU-82/B was first used in Vietnam on 23 March 1970.
As of 13 December 2001 the US had dropped at least four "daisy cutter" bombs in Afghanistan, mainly on tunnels reportedly holding top al Qaeda leaders.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/munitions/blu-82.htm   (612 words)

 US drops daisy-cutter on Tora Bora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The 'Daisy Cutter' AKA BLU-82B, is not a fuel-air explosive.
Third generation daisy cutters use uranium powder which burns even hotter, etc. Note: this is still not a nuclear device but both 2nd and 3rd generation fa's are easily mistaken for such as they produce a similar mushroom cloud.
In the face of such tragic futility the daisy cutters would be deployed to protect the surrounding unaffected region.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/587700/posts   (3135 words)

 Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire
There is a connection to "Flight" with the first three issues of "Daisy Kutter" containing a number of short stories written and drawn by friends who've also contributed to "Flight." Kibuishi spoke with CBR News about "Daisy Kutter" and what you can expect from the series.
"Daisy Kutter began as a silly sketch on my Web site and she sort of took on a life of her own," Kibuishi told CBR News.
Compared to the rest of the product Viper publishes, "Daisy Kutter" is markedly different from the rest of their material, precisely what made the series attractive.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=3763   (1143 words)

 The Hindu : U.S. drops 'Daisy Cutter'
The U.S. warplanes pounded tunnels and caves in Afghanistan's mountains on Friday and the Pentagon said it had dropped a devastating `Daisy Cutter' in Kandahar.
The U.S. military's central command said the 6,800-kg Blu-82 bomb, called a `Daisy Cutter,' was dropped near Kandahar on Wednesday.
It was only the third time the bomb - which produces a blast like that of a small nuclear bomb and devastates an area 550 meters - had been used in Afghanistan.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/11/25/stories/03250006.htm   (159 words)

 Sucking the Oxygen Out of a Cave
It's worse than a Daisy Cutter, and it may have Saddam's name on it.
LAST NOVEMBER, during the heady days of Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S. military dropped a 15,000-pound bomb known as a Daisy Cutter on Taliban positions in Afghanistan.
But while the Daisy Cutter's blast occurred above ground, generating an overpressure that caused most of the damage, many reporters described the bomb as a fuel-air explosive.
www.weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/001/005abyvw.asp   (706 words)

 CD Baby: AUTOMATIC SLIM: Daisy Cutter
"Daisy Cutter," the debut album from New York City rockers Automatic Slim, is a guitar-driven record which combines blues-rock with massive alternative riffs, hard-hitting drums and funky bass lines.
The band, a power trio with a sound some branded as "Jimi Hendrix meets The Smashing Pumpkins," produced and financed the record and is about to embark on a summer club tour on the East Coast to support the album.
Montreal native Richard Valdmanis is in charge of the bass parts, after being persuaded by lead singer Gelu Sulugiuc to give up the guitar.
www.cdbaby.com /automaticslim   (675 words)

 MOAB - Son of Daisy Cutter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
But some were left in the inventory when the Afghanistan came along and the success of Daisy Cutters there, plus the new Russian research in FAS weapons, led to the new American research effort.
They are wrong on the Daisy cutter being a FAS (or FAE), it is not.
Nor was the BLU 82 Daisy Cutter a FAE or FAS bomb.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/853354/posts   (2744 words)

 U.S. begins using 15,000-pound 'Daisy Cutter' bombs
Pentagon officials provided no details on where the Daisy Cutters were used in Afghanistan, but Gen. Pace said the weapon "would be extremely useful against troops that are in light defensive positions." U.S. planes have been attacking Taliban front lines near Mazar-e Sharif and Kabul in recent days.
Contrary to some published reports, the BLU-82 is not a "fuel air explosive," a type of weapon that disperses an aerosol cloud of fuel and ignites a blast that can cause overpressure of 4,000 pounds per square inch.
The Daisy Cutter is far more reliable, he said, because a fuel air explosive's aerosol can be dispersed by wind, diminishing the effect of the blast.
www.globalsecurity.org /org/news/2001/011107-attack01.htm   (577 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Fact files: Daisy Cutter bombs
A Daisy Cutter is so big that it can be "launched" only by pushing it out of the open back door of a transport plane - typically the MC-130 special forces version of the Hercules is used.
The bomb descends under a stabilising parachute and is detonated just above the ground by a 38-in (97 cm) fuse, which sticks out of its nose.
In a Daisy Cutter explosion, the pressure reaches about 7,000,000Pa (70kg/sq cm - 1,000psi) at the centre.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1641411.stm   (349 words)

 Daisy Cutter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Daisy Cutter - based out of the Twin Cities, a band which fuses blues, punk, and psychedelic rock into an entirely new genre: Agitprop Punkadelic.
Daisy Cutter is now in preparation stages for their next tour of duty.
BRIEF: Sonic Warp Productions Presents: Autonomy, Daisy Cutter, and Vein.
www.daisycutter.us   (142 words)

 'Daisy Cutter' Bombs Dropped On Taliban Caves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 pattern of the explosion is said to resemble a daisy-shaped biscuit cutter.
www.rense.com /general16/daisycutter.htm   (419 words)

 Worldandnation: U.S. using massive 'daisy cutter' bomb
BLU-82s were dropped on Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan for the first time over the weekend, Knight-Ridder and the Associated Press reported, quoting Pentagon officials.
First created during the Vietnam War to quickly clear jungle landing zones, the bomb, nicknamed the "daisy cutter," also was used against Iraqi troops during the Gulf War.
The BLU-82, which uses ammonium nitrate explosive to generate massive pressure that can kill or maim fighters hiding in caves and tunnels, can be dropped only from the MC-130 Combat Talon, a military cargo plane adapted for special operations.
www.sptimes.com /News/110701/Worldandnation/US_using_massive__dai.shtml   (253 words)

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