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2009-02-14 India-Pakistan
Eureka: Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Serves up 27 Crispy Critters
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-02-14 10:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336080 views ]  Top

#1 Bonus: Think how well the rest of them will sleep at night.
Posted by Odysseus 2009-02-14 10:33||   2009-02-14 10:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Taliban fighters surrounded the compound targeted Saturday in the village of Shrawangai Nazarkhel and carried away the dead and wounded in several vehicles.

Might have been a good opportunity for a follow up strike.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2009-02-14 12:00||   2009-02-14 12:00|| Front Page Top

#3 I think something a little more potent than AGM 114 Hellfire is being used to serve up the fine results we have been seeing lately.

H-fire is a good missile for picking off individual tanks, SUVs, or mud huts, but its usual 35lb warhead seems unlikely to eliminate 27 Talibs unless they were all in the same room.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-02-14 13:08||   2009-02-14 13:08|| Front Page Top

#4 Btw, I urge all Rantburgeoisie to help themselves to some celebratory Valentine's candy. Ululululululululu!
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2009-02-14 13:12||   2009-02-14 13:12|| Front Page Top

#5 re: atomic the h fire could have caused secondary devices too explode causing that many casualties, but you could be right just give it a few more days and a senator or pres will tell everyone
Posted by rabid whitetail 2009-02-14 13:17||   2009-02-14 13:17|| Front Page Top

#6 Atomic,
I suspect these hellfires have a thermobaric warhead.

From wikipedia:
"Rather than providing protection as they would from conventional explosive ammunition, structure interior walls, particularly cement or other hard surfaces, magnify and channel the shockwaves created by a thermobaric detonation. The stronger the walls, the higher the pressure’s reflective effect. The turbulent mixing of fuel with ambient oxygen is induced by the presence of walls through enhanced mixing from three different types of instabilities as well as from enhanced chemistry from temperature and pressure velocity gradient in differing fuels,creating a piston type afterburn reaction in enclosed structures."

"The 48-lb (22 kg) AGM-114N Hellfire Metal Augmented Charge introduced in 2003 in Iraq contains a thermobaric explosive fill, utilizing fluoridated aluminium layered between the charge casing and a PBXN-112 explosive mixture. When the PBXN-112 detonates, the aluminium mixture is dispersed and rapidly burns. The resultant sustained high pressure is extremely effective against enemy personnel and structures."
Posted by Frozen Al 2009-02-14 14:06||   2009-02-14 14:06|| Front Page Top

#7 31 of them civilians?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-02-14 14:50||   2009-02-14 14:50|| Front Page Top

#8 ...not counting baby ducks, puppies, and unicorns.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-02-14 17:18||   2009-02-14 17:18|| Front Page Top

#9 Small diameter boom?
Or maybe just a surplus Maverick?
Posted by .5MT 2009-02-14 17:44||]">[]  2009-02-14 17:44|| Front Page Top

#10 Yummmmmmmmmmmm...flouridated aluminummmmm...
Posted by Uncle Phester 2009-02-14 17:58||   2009-02-14 17:58|| Front Page Top

#11 Besides 4 Hellfires, the Reapers also carry two GBU-49s. Other configurations include 8 Hellfires or 4 GBU-49s. Maybe they did a mini-arclight.

New: BAE's Mantis Preys on Predator Territory
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-02-14 18:36||   2009-02-14 18:36|| Front Page Top

#12 GolfBravoUSMC, the Brits are ecstatic with the combat performance of their MQ-9s and are buying more. Mantis is just one more euro attempt at a viable UAV. To BAE's credit, this is one of the few not based on the IAI Malat Heron TP.
Posted by rwv 2009-02-14 18:57||   2009-02-14 18:57|| Front Page Top

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