Instant Jungle Landing Zone In Vietnam

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  1. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Nice little video clip with CH-54''s.
     

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    WOW, THAT'S IMPRESSIVE!!!!:shocked!: :cool:
     
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    Ker-fricken-boom! Hell of a shock wave.
     
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    Sweet!

    Wonder why they didn't use more of those?
     
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    Ka-frikky-boom indeed! Wouldn't a good-sized fuel-air explosive do the same thing, but with a larger cleared area?
     
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    Shockwave was certainly impressive!
     
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    I believe that is a fuel air explosive.
     
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    #8 RabidAlien, Jan 18, 2010
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    Hmm. Vid said it was a 10,000-lb bomb with a modified nose so that it exploded above-ground and didn't create a crater. I'll have to watch it again.

    Edit....sure as heck looks like an F/A. According to the vid, its an M121 10,000-lb'er. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-121_(bomb)
     
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    Woah! :shock:

    That will certainly make way for a clean landing zone.
     
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    You are right. I thought it was a daisy cutter and always believed that was a FAE. I guess they can't make a FAE that big.
     
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    Just from watching the vid (without any sound), I would've sworn that the blast was FAE, not conventional explosives. 10,000-lbs??? That'd leave a crater no matter how high up it went off! First time I watched the vid, I thought I'd mis-heard the size of the bomb, and just assumed that the "M121" designation was that of an FAE that I was unaware of (that happens a lot).
     
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