Things are getting explosive
In case you haven’t heard yet, the United States just dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan. The White House has said that the U.S. takes the “fight against ISIS very seriously,” and it’s clear that they mean business. This bomb is so big that it couldn’t be kept a secret from anyone, and it’s quite an interesting piece of equipment. Check out some facts you need to know about the bomb itself.
The bomb has the acronym “M.O.A.B.” written on the side of it. It stands for “Massive Ordnance Air Burst” but has been given the nickname “Mother Of All Bombs.”
It was used as a GPS-guided GBU-43 bomb. It was 30 feet long and ticked in at a whopping 21,600 lbs.
The crater left by the bomb is thought to be around 1,000 feet wide.