The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast | MOAB Renderings

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast "MOAB" is a large-yield bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory. At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the American arsenal. The bomb is designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants.

The MOAB was first dropped in combat in the 13 April 2017 airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Afghanistan.

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GBU-43/B MOAB in flight destroying enemy target

The GBU-43/B Orange Test Variant

GBU-43/B MOAB Orange Test Variant