Holy mother of God! We did it! We finally did it!
U.S. drops 21K LB MOAB, "Mother Of All Bombs" on ISIS-K tunnel camp in Afghanistan. Air Blast bomb largest non-nuclear bomb in US arsenal. pic.twitter.com/Ao080EasnH
— Jamie McIntyre (@jamiejmcintyre) April 13, 2017
The mission will mark the first time the bomb has been used in combat. The munition is known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) and weighs approximately 20,000 pounds. The bomb is approximately 30ft long and detonates 6ft off the ground to increase its destructive power.
I’ve been asking for years why we haven’t used the damn thing. It isn’t a deterrent weapon, we should have used it a long time ago. Combat effective, cost effective, glorious.