US Army dropped a 21,600-pound conventional bomb MOAB, also known as Massive Ordnance Air Blast or the “Mother of All Bombs” yesterday in Afghanistan.
The bomb is one of the largest ever dropped in a war, but you might now know that Russia got the even bigger bomb.
While MOAB is impressive, the “Father of All Bombs,” (FOAB) is almost four times bigger, that can yield nearly 44 tons of TNT compared to MOAB’s 11 tons.
The thermobaric bomb can wreck havoc and utter destruction in a radius of nearly 1,000 feet and explode midair, igniting a fuel-air mixture. This differentiates it from conventional bombs as they combine with atmospheric oxygen thus extending the blast radius greatly.