US drops ‘Mother of all Bombs’ on ISIS target in Afghanistan

The US has dropped “the mother of all bombs” on ISIS fighters and hideouts in Afghanistan — the largest non-nuclear explosive ever used in wartime, the Pentagon said Thursday.

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  • The Butterfly

    It’s Christmas everyday!

  • tom_billesley

    “Grand Slam” was a 22,000 pound bomb used in WW2 by 617 Squadron RAF.
    The filling of Torpex D1 weighed 9,136 pounds, blast yield 6.5 tons TNT equivalent
    42 were dropped on targets in Germany in March and April 1945.
    The US built a version of the Grand Slam, the T-14 (M110), and produced a larger bomb of similar design, the T-12 Cloudmaker that weighed 43,600 pounds. However, development stopped in 1948 and it wasn’t used in wartime.

  • Clink9

    Team America: F#&k Ya!

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    The MOAB should only be used as a “suburb” reclaimer, starting with Molenbeek Belgium.

  • Shebel

    OK Trump—-point taken.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Hell, not using them is like leaving your Ferrari parked in the garage all summer.

  • Ed

    All ordnance needs thorough field testing.

    Much more testing to be done.