What you do not know about “Mother of All Bombs” The most powerful non-nuclear weapons?!

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The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast
030311-D-9085M-007 A Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon is prepared for testing at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center on March 11, 2003. The MOAB is a precision-guided munition weighing 21,500 pounds and will be dropped from a C-130 Hercules aircraft for the test. It will be the largest non-nuclear conventional weapon in existence. The MOAB is an Air Force Research Laboratory technology project that began in fiscal year 2002 and is to be completed this year. DoD photo. (Released)

The US military said it had dropped a huge bomb of the “GBU-43” model, known as the “Mother of All Bombs“, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13, 2017, targeting a series of caves used by militants of the “Islamic State”.

“This is the first time this kind of bomb has been used in combat operations,” said Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump. He added that an “MC-130” plane dropped it.

According to the free encyclopedia “Wikipedia”, the Mother of All Bombs is characterized by these qualities:

Mother of All Bombs
Mother of All Bombs


· A conventional (non-nuclear) bomb developed for the US military.
The “mother of bombs” was developed by Albert Weimortes at the Air Force Research Laboratory in 2002.
. Has been in service since 2003.

• Described as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed.

· The bomb was designed to be dropped by the Hercules C-130 Mac-130 E or Mac-130 H.

· Can be dropped by (fighters / bombers) such as F-16, C-130, and C-17.

· Used by the US Air Force and the Royal Air Force.

· Weight 10.300 kg (22,600 lbs).

· Length is 9.1885 meters (30 feet 1.75 inches).

· Diameter 103 cm (40.5 inches).

· The weight of fillers is 8500 kg (18,700 lbs).

· The weight of explosives is 11 tons (TNT).

The bomb was first tested on March 11, 2003, at the Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and tested again on 21 November 2003.

· Used with soft-to-medium surface targets such as deep valley or cave inside.