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IDF Rocket Hits Fuel Bladder Al Asad Feb 20 2005
 

 

 

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English: Aftermath of a Rocket Launched by Indirect Fire at a US Military base in Al Asad, Iraq. The rocket ended up hitting a 250,000 gallon fuel bladder upon impact. Picture is taken approximately 1/2 mile away.
Date 20 February 2005(2005-02-20)
Source Own work
Author Recklessendangerment


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33° 48' 13.91" N, 42° 25' 33.38" E

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I was the the Embarkation NCO during the rocket attack. This was not a 250,000 gallon fuel bladder. The USMC uses mainly 50k gallon fuel bladders. The rocket hit one 50k bladder. After resulting explosions, four other bladders then went up.

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  I too was on site during this attack.  The rocket actually hit a stationary fuel pump destroying it, and causing fire to spread to the nearby 50k Bladders


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