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The 21,000-pound (9,525 kg) bomb was dropped in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.
The Pentagon has confirmed the use of the MOAB, and is currently assessing damage. General John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on its use, CNN reported. Authority was also sought from General Joseph Votel, commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM).
The bomb dropped today in the middle of nowhere, Afghanistan, cost $314,000,000. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/16/business/la-fi-bunker-buster-bomb-20111117 … (credit @thenib) pic.twitter.com/aj0Om5RhAV
.@thenib Those mujahedeen tunnel networks we're bombing in Afghanistan? We paid for them.
The colossal bomb, over 30 feet long and weighing more than 21,000 pounds, creates a blast radius stretching a mile in each direction. It is made of a thin aluminium skin that is designed to “maximise the blast effect,” according to Frederick Davis of the Air force Research Laboratory, who designed the destructive device.
Footage from a 2003 test shows the enormous scale of the blast. According to the Air Force, the test produced an impact cloud that could be seen from 20 miles away.
Vladimir Putin has a weapon four times more powerful than the US' monster bomb that killed 36 ISIS militants in Afghanistan.
The Mother Of All Bombs (MOAB), which belongs to the US Air Force, weighs a staggering 21,600lbs.
But the Russian version - called the Father Of All Bombs - weighs just 15,560lbs and is packed with the equivalent to 44 tons of explosive TNT.
This is four times more than the US' model which obliterates anything in its blast zone, which is twice that of the MOAB.