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Noun1.BLU-82 - a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan
antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter, fragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
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The BLU-82, known as the "Daisy Cutter," was dropped on the entrance of a cave in Tora Bora, Afghanistan during the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Defense experts say the MOAB is a successor to the BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter," used during the Vietnam War and the start of the post 9/11 Afghanistan conflict.
They came into prominence when the US used them during the Vietnam War and their success in that conflict led them to being fitted on to the miltary's largest bomb, the BLU-82.
This in turn led to the 6800 kg BLU-82 'Daisy Cutter, likewise detonated above ground by a long probe.