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The Mother of All Bombs

Friday - April 14, 2017 4:03 am , Category : WTN SPECIAL

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, or 'Mother of All Bombs', was dropped by the US Air Force to target a cave complex in the Achin district of Nangarhar province of Afghanistan where Islamic State is said to be operating.

The bomb which was used for the first time signifies the word weapon of mass destruction and terror when used though it is non-nuclear. The use of the bomb also tells the world the power and technical expertise the US army possesses.

Since 'Mother of All Bombs' is a non-nuclear weapon, use of GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb does not require approval by the President of the United States.

Using MOAB, or 'Mother of All Bombs a 21,600 pound, GPS-guided bomb that is USA’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb the superpower made its clear intention that for keeping peace in the world the USA can use what others fear to hear. The bomb can kill people over several hundred metres of the point of explosion and destroys lungs and other vital parts.

The MOAB, or 'Mother of All Bombs' is 20 feet long and is designed to make a hole through the earth at a distance of 200 feet and 60 feet of concrete before exploding.

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb is deployed from a height of 20,000 feet. The moment the MOAB is deployed it races to the ground at supersonic speed. It slams its way through layered subterranean defences such as rocks, reinforced concrete, and steel plates.

The 11-tonnes of TNT warhead then explode about six feet above the ground level causing destruction in a wide area. The idea behind the air burst weapon is to increase the destructive range and the moment it explodes it sends all energy either down into the ground or straight up into the air.

Since the 'Mother of All Bombs is guided bomb the MOAB has been planned in such a way that it causes maximum damage to bunkers, tunnels and other places which can withstand large standard bombs or air strikes.

Sources say that Russia has also developed its massive conventional bomb like MOAB, nicknamed the Father of All Bombs. The FOAB is said to be the fuel-air bomb, technically known as a thermobaric weapon.

The weapons like MOAB also play a major crucial role psychologically instilling fear and terror in the opposite forces.

The MOAB has been developed by the Alabama-based aeronautics company Dynetics.-WTN
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