Friday, April 14, 2017

Pentagon Releases Video Of MOAB Strike Against ISIS In Afghanistan

The Hill: Pentagon releases video of ‘mother of all bombs’ being dropped in Afghanistan

The Pentagon on Friday released video showing the U.S. military's largest non-nuclear weapon being dropped on a terrorist tunnel network in Afghanistan.

As part of Operation Resolute Support, the military dropped the GBU-43 Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb to take out tunnels in northeast Afghanistan that had been used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Read more ....

WNU Editor: For a better understanding on how large the impact of a GBU-43 strike is, check out the maps below:

(Click on Image to Enlarge)
MOAB: The Mother of All Bombs - otherwise known as the GBU-43 would obliterate most of Times Square with a yield blast of 0.011 KT

(Click on Image to Enlarge)
Sheer power: The effects of a MOAB detonation are explained below - 1: FireBall - 2 - Air Blast - 3 - Continuing Air Blast and 4 - Burn injuries

No comments: