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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 849 times:

The US annouced today they are going to be dropping this bomb on Afganistan. It is the biggest non-nuclear bomb, weighing 15,000lbs. It is the size of a mini-van!!
They drop it from a C-130, and it parachutes down, it has a 3 foot rod on the front of it. This triggers the bomb causing it to explode above the ground, clearing the land.

Here is a picture:



All I can say is I am pleased I got a TV yesterday, as I want to see this dropped!
Iain

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User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 809 times:

Those were also used during the Vietnam war to create instant LZs.

User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I believe they started using this over last weekend.

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 806 times:

 Wow! ... Nice! Big thumbs up

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 804 times:

That's the one in the movie "Outbreak"


Man, that would make for some amazing news footage if they catch it in action

Regards,
Kris from YYC



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User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 805 times:

I agree with PHLFlyer that we have been using them recently, it isn't new. But I have not seen a picture and they are bigger than I thought! They did show the explosions from it over the weekend, they are powerful to say the least.

User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 786 times:

YEP, only transports can drop this baby. I tell you, isnt the C130 about the most versatile aircraft there is?



User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Good idea Ianhol. Bush needs to do what Jack Ryan did in Executive Orders and televise the bombings live!

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13254 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 752 times:

Also used in the Gulf, primarily to clear minefields.
When one was dropped on Iraqi positions, a SAS patrol some tens of miles away, reported that they had seen what looked like a nuclear explosion!


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 745 times:

It certainly looks like it can kick some ass.
Iain


User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 740 times:
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are you guys normal??? being happy if such bomb is used?? you have to be sick I am not sure if this weapon is allowed under international conventions, cluster bombs which USA used are not


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 735 times:

Huge thing! I wouldn't wanta be standing nearby when that thing falls....!

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 730 times:

OH GOSH! it might not be allowed under international conventions!???? damn who screwed up! ? Someone call the Pope and beg his forgiveness.

Your 'international conventions' died once the second Flight 11 came through someone's office window.

It died again the moment the first anthrax spore fell out of an envelope.

Indeed it dies everytime another al Qaeda loving nutcase makes a phone call.

Your statement is just another whiny diatribe about how the United States, after suffering a grevious wound, must take its' medicine and let all the nasty stuff happen to it, while sitting on our hands and thoughtfully pondering why is it that they think we're so darn not nice...

Drop 10 of these mothers. Tommorow. Drop a thousand of them. In fact drop one for every hour that passes until those in Afghanistan who are fence sitting about the devil they harbor get the idea at long last that we want him and his lieutenants, dead or alive.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 725 times:

9A-CRO
are you guys normal???
Normal ended when airplanes crashed through windows of office buildings.

Cluser bombs are 'allowed under international conventions', they have been around since world war 2.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 724 times:

We just want to get rid of the Al Qaeda network, and terrorism. After the US being attacked, anything that brings those bastards to justice, is good!
Iain


User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 712 times:

"Allah just called.
He wants to see
you in his office."


 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 706 times:

The Taliban insist they'll fight to the death...so?....

Far be it from us to dissapoint them.


User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 704 times:
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Fligth152 - yes, I was wrong about the worldwide international ban the reason I said that is history of use of cluster bombs in Croatia by Yugoslav army when the media said it was against war conventions - Yugoslavia has proposed cluster bomb ban (with 12 other countries, which makes it international) in 1976., unfortunately without result and therefore the use was against its policy as I come from a country which was in war, has problems with landmines, and had problems with cluster bombs (ie. a pyrotechnician died while disarming cluster that has fallen on children hospital) generally such weapons are more harmfull to civialians than military I am just shocked how people are happy about use of such weapon and how engineers waste time on creating devices with only intention of killing other people come on, do not drop to level of Palestinans dancing after Sep 11th attack


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 703 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

sorry about the weird format of my post (I am using weird browser right now) and about inserting a sentence where it should not be: as I come from a country which was in war, has problems with landmines, and had problems with cluster bombs (ie. a pyrotechnician died while disarming cluster that has fallen on children hospital) I am just shocked how people are happy about use of such weapon...generally such weapons are more harmfull to civilians than military


When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 695 times:

That's how it works. I guess it didn't work to clear mines with it during Gulf War. At least no success was confirmed. The droppings had a psychological reason.

Read this for more info:http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/dumb/blu-82.htm


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