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Fee Fi Fo Fum
09-11-2004, 06:08 PM
'THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS': 21,500-LB. MONSTER MEANT TO SHOCK IRAQ INTO SURRENDER


The U.S. military yesterday exploded a newly developed 21,500-pound monster weapon nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" - and let Saddam Hussein know he will face its devastation in any war on Iraq.

The terrifying bomb, officially called the Massive Ordnance Air Blast or MOAB, is the largest non-nuclear weapon in history and creates a fear-inspiring mushroom cloud after it is detonated.


BOMB RADIUS DAMAGE

* Up to 1,000 yards: Obliterates everything.

* Up to 1 mile: Knocks people, tents, light buildings, cars and jeeps over within 1-mile radius.

* Up to 1.7 miles: shock wave kills people, causes severe damage to buildings, equipment, blows trucks, tanks off road.

* Up to 2 miles: causes deafness.

* Up to 5 miles: shakes ground, breaks windows.

* Up to 30 miles: 10,000 foot high mushroom cloud visible.

[Source The Lexington Institute and Globalsecurity.org]

ive left alot out, heres the rest of the article!

http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2003/030312-moab02.htm

This was last year any info on this??

BarkingSquirrel
09-11-2004, 06:11 PM
Heh, the fact that it was talking about a pre-war Iraq was the giveaway :D

Fee Fi Fo Fum
09-11-2004, 06:18 PM
Heh, the fact that it was talking about a pre-war Iraq was the giveaway :D

lol yea... :oops: any 1 got info on this bomb now?

BarkingSquirrel
09-11-2004, 06:53 PM
http://www.globemaster.de/html/moab.html
http://www.bellum.nu/armoury/wm/moab.html
http://www.jameslove.com/funstuff_23.htm
http://www.fact-index.com/m/ma/massive_ordnance_air_blast_bomb.html

Fee Fi Fo Fum
09-11-2004, 06:56 PM
http://www.globemaster.de/html/moab.html
http://www.bellum.nu/armoury/wm/moab.html
http://www.jameslove.com/funstuff_23.htm
http://www.fact-index.com/m/ma/massive_ordnance_air_blast_bomb.html

Cheers ;)

Hiroshima
09-11-2004, 07:28 PM
OOO! Just like the Dasie Cutter!

Stinkinguin
09-11-2004, 07:41 PM
21,500 lbs, isn't that the same as Barnes Wallis' Grand Slam?

Porta_jon
09-11-2004, 08:47 PM
isnt that the one that creates like a vacuum as it detonates, so powerful that it sucks peoples lungs out through thier mouth

BusterHyman
09-11-2004, 11:36 PM
isnt that the one that creates like a vacuum as it detonates, so powerful that it sucks peoples lungs out through thier mouth

No it is the one that sucks peoples *******s out through their arses.

Operation Ivy
09-11-2004, 11:42 PM
isnt that the one that creates like a vacuum as it detonates, so powerful that it sucks peoples lungs out through thier mouth

it just takes away all the air so u sufficate ;)

scm77
09-12-2004, 12:18 AM
http://science.howstuffworks.com/moab.htm

MEGR
09-12-2004, 12:48 AM
Any test footage?

ShotOver
09-12-2004, 12:51 AM
Any pics or video of the blast? sounds pretty amazing.

szr
09-12-2004, 01:37 AM
There's a real video clip on this page: http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/03/11/sprj.irq.moab/

A better clip: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Mar2003/030311-D-9085M-004.ram