What is MOAB ‘Mother of all bombs’? MUST KNOW things about GBU-43/B

 

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants.

It was the first time this type of bomb had been used in combat and was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft.

Here are things you need to know about this ‘mother of all bombs’:-

– It is GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB (“mother of all bombs”)

– A MOAB weighs 21,600 pounds

– It is GPS-guided bomb

– It is America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb

– The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command

– This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield

– This munition was developed during the Iraq War

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