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Biggest non-nuclear bomb dropped on Afghanistan: Know all about MOAB

United States Used A MOAB On Afghanistan To Obliterate ISIS Tunnel System On Thursday. It Is The First Time The Most Powerful Non-nuclear Weapon Ever Designed Has Been Used On Any Country. Here Are Some Facts About Of 'Mother Of All Bombs':

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 14 Apr 2017, 08:37:57 AM
Biggest non-nuclear bomb dropped on Afghanistan: Know all about MOAB (US Department of Defense Photograph)

New Delhi:

United States used a MOAB on Afghanistan to obliterate ISIS tunnel system on Thursday. it is the first time the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed has been used on any country. 

The MOAB or as it is popularly known as Mother of All Bombs is technically called GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast. 

MOAB was dropped on a tunnel complex of ISIS-Khorasan, a regional affiliate of the terror group, in Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nanagarh province, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said it was the first-ever combat use of the bomb. 

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Here are some facts about of 'Mother of all bombs':

#A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition 

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

#It is not just a target weapon but is also administered for psychological warfare. It's a concussive blast, that obliterates and for miles causes bleeding ears. 

#Radius damage: 

-Up to 1,000 yards: Obliterates everything 
-Up to 1 mile: Knocks people, tents, light building, cars, jeeps over 1-mile radius
-Up to 1.7 miles: Shock wave kills people, cause severe damage to buildings, equipment, blows trucks, tanks off road
-Up to 2 miles: Causes deafness 
-Up to 5 miles: Shakes ground, break windows 
-Up to  30 miles: 10,000 foot high mushroom cloud visible 

Read | US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb at ISIS targets in Afghanistan, says Pentagon

#MOAB was first tested with the explosive tritonal on March 11, 2003, on Range 70 located at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. It was again tested on 21 November 2003.

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First Published : 14 Apr 2017, 08:30:00 AM

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