MOAB video

MOAB video

For your viewing pleasure (and to scare Iraqi soldiers into surrendering before a shot is fired) here is the video of the MOAB test yesterday. MOAB officially stands for Massive Ordinance Air Burst, and unofficially for Mother of All Bombs. Whatever it stands for, it is the largest conventional weapon in the US arsenal, a 21,000 bomb that is 40 percent larger than the Daisycutter that devastated the caves at Tora Bora.

Update: Sorry folks, looks like the Pentagon took down the video.

Update 2: This video via Yahoo and the Associated Press works. It’s not just the bomb drop, but’s there’s also an AP story with it. (Thanks Richard Chonak for the link.)

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Domenico Bettinelli