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Americans have modernized the "mother of all bombs"

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The US Air Force has completed development of modernization kits for its largest non-nuclear aviation bombs - multi-ton anti-bunker ammunition GBU-57 MOP, designed to destroy fortified underground facilities. According to Defense News, in the near future, all kits will be installed on bombs.


Americans have modernized the "mother of all bombs"


The development of the GBU-57 bombs was carried out by the American aircraft manufacturing concern Boeing from 2007 of the year. At the beginning of 2012, the US Department of Defense announced that GBU-57 might not be enough to defeat underground fortified sites in Iran and North Korea, and ordered Boeing to finalize the ammunition.

In 2013, stabilizers of an improved design and a second fuse were installed on the bombs, allowing the ammunition to go deeper before being blown up. This should increase the chances of defeating the enemy’s underground bunkers.

The development of new upgrade kits for GBU-57, which ended early this year, was ordered in 2015 year. Details of this upgrade are not specified. Supposedly, the developers were refining the fuses for aerial bombs.

The length of the GBU-57 is about six meters, and the mass is 13,6 tons. The mass of the warhead of this bomb is 2,5 tons. The first version of the munition, as stated, could explode almost 61 meters after the fall before it exploded.

In April last year, the US Air Force dropped its most powerful aerial bomb, the GBU-43 / B, on IG tunnels * in Afghanistan. It was the first in stories the combat use of ammunition, also known as the “mother of all bombs” (Mother Of All Bombs; the name of the ammunition - MOAB, Massive Ordnance Air Blast) is so incorrectly translated, reports “N + 1”

IG * - a terrorist organization banned in Russia
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  1. 264
    264 26 January 2018 14: 26 New
    +8
    "FATHER OF ALL BOMBS" are not afraid already? In vain ... repeat
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 26 January 2018 14: 44 New
      +3
      Last April, the US Air Force dropped its most powerful GBU-43 / B aerial bomb on the IG tunnels * in Afghanistan. This was the first ever combat use of ammunition, also known as the “mother of all bombs”


      So what?????? What is the result? Something silent !!! hi
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 26 January 2018 16: 11 New
        0
        "mother of all bombs"

        The Russians have a very popular curse ..)))) In vain they called their bomb
        Oh, the United States is directly afraid of fighting, but from the air all the "heroes" .. Well, well.
      2. Mar.Tirah
        Mar.Tirah 26 January 2018 17: 19 New
        0
        Many years ago, our special forces worked much more productively there. They have the main effect, and the main result for us. This is different. The largest American non-nuclear bomb destroyed 36 IS fighters (banned in the Russian Federation) in Afghanistan. Experts agree that the elimination of terrorists with this strike, estimated at $ 15 million, was in fact only one of the goals of the Americans ....
        Source: https://newinform.com/51504-stalo-izvestno-dlya-c
        hego-ssha-sbrosili-mat-vseh-bomb-v-afganistane
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 January 2018 19: 31 New
        0
        And who will tell? Those who were deep - definitely not.
    2. Maz
      Maz 26 January 2018 21: 47 New
      +1
      Mother of them all
  2. Chertt
    Chertt 26 January 2018 14: 35 New
    +9
    , The first version of the ammunition, as claimed, before exploding, could fall almost 61 meters after a fall.
    These strange numbers were always surprised, almost 61 meters, not 60 or 62. What soil ?. Where do journalists get these numbers
    1. Troll
      Troll 26 January 2018 14: 38 New
      +2
      It’s a math calculation, and the numbers are taken from the military and from the plates on the exhibits on the towers
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 26 January 2018 14: 41 New
        +2
        Quote: Troll
        Campaign math calculation

        Spherical horse in a vacuum? Rather, to give credibility
        1. Troll
          Troll 26 January 2018 14: 44 New
          +3
          All calculations of such calculations, no one is obliged to upload to you. If you want to believe it or not, this is your right. And by the way, "To what depth does a body weighing x kg sink? Vertically released from a height of blah blah blah ..." this is a task from class 7 on the law of energy conservation
          1. Chertt
            Chertt 26 January 2018 14: 50 New
            +8
            Quote: Troll
            Do you want to believe it, do not want to,

            This is a "Military Review" bully Here they operate on the facts. Faith is in the church
            1. Troll
              Troll 26 January 2018 14: 54 New
              +2
              61 meters is a fact.
          2. Esoteric
            Esoteric 26 January 2018 17: 45 New
            +2
            Quote: Troll
            this is a 7th grade problem on the law of energy conservation

            There, in the problem of the density of the body that is immersed, and the density of the soil into which this body is immersed, nothing is said? And then there is a mathematical statement that a snail crawling in front will never overtake a car ... belay
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 26 January 2018 20: 30 New
        0
        No, practical calculation - on testing this bomb
    2. Alex Nevs
      Alex Nevs 26 January 2018 16: 31 New
      0
      they tongue. maybe 61 meters high strength reinforced concrete? wassat
    3. Piramidon
      Piramidon 26 January 2018 17: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Chertt
      These strange numbers were always surprised, almost 61 meters, not 60 or 62. What soil?

      In the rocky granite-basalt-chernozem. laughing
    4. Scoun
      Scoun 26 January 2018 17: 38 New
      +3
      Quote: Chertt
      after the fall, go deep by almost 61 meters.
      These strange numbers always surprised me,

      I, too, was not entirely clear, thought she had a "drill"? laughing
      61 meters, this is the depth of the shock wave that can shower a cave or bunker, the radius above the ground is one mile ... and there’s nothing to be surprised at.
      11 tons The MOAB bomb charge consists mainly of H6, which in turn is made of RDX. H6 is a standard plastic explosive used by the U.S. military
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 26 January 2018 19: 34 New
        0
        ", she thought she had a" drill "? laughing" ////

        Exactly. She is screwed deep into. To do this, there is a special jet engine that starts to work at a certain depth.
        1. Scoun
          Scoun 26 January 2018 22: 02 New
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          ", she thought she had a" drill "? laughing" ////

          Exactly. She is screwed deep into. To do this, there is a special jet engine that starts to work at a certain depth.

          Okay, clown around, with its length there of 13 meters and a mass of 13 tons, it will plug into 30 meters, with a mass of explosives of 10 tons .... another 30 meters of soil, will quickly leave their millionth place.
          Everything else is in the hands of engineers and builders.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 26 January 2018 22: 53 New
            0
            Stuck 30 meters a little to deal with underground factories and command bunkers.
            It is necessary to explode precisely at a depth of not less than 60 m indoors, having passed the rock and reinforced concrete. In English, the term “screwed in” is used - this is not a metaphor. And this is achieved precisely by an additional “booster” down.
            1. Scoun
              Scoun 26 January 2018 23: 03 New
              +1
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Stuck 30 meters a little to deal with underground factories and command bunkers.
              It is necessary to explode precisely at a depth of not less than 60 m indoors, having passed the rock and reinforced concrete. In English, the term “screwed in” is used - this is not a metaphor. And this is achieved precisely by an additional “booster” down.

              Something, of course, is achieved, by mass, speed .... and so on and so on. But IMHA, the "drill" would be the first to fly out through the nozzle. Mass, speed and explosives, there is nothing more there except a fuse with a delay, but it’s noticeable in the video, the drill starts to fill the fifth point in a split second.

              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 27 January 2018 00: 29 New
                0
                I can’t say anything here. Tests were carried out, and the penetration and detonation depth is not a theoretical indicator, but the result of sensor readings.
                Naturally, the test did not undermine warheads. And the penetration depth was checked.
                1. Mordvin 3
                  Mordvin 3 27 January 2018 00: 58 New
                  +1
                  And you read Negrivodu. How he and his group of sensors installed on the Torah-Bor, so that this mother bomb would hit the target.
                  1. Sling cutter
                    Sling cutter 27 January 2018 01: 07 New
                    +2
                    Quote: Mordvin 3
                    How he and his group of sensors installed on the Torah-Bor, so that this mother bomb would hit the target.

                    That's for sure, the whole legend ...
                    By the way, there are still from those times, old "dzhigits", at least
                    wrote an article. Khabarov mentioned this
                    The theme is unique ... and the era is leaving ....
                    1. Mordvin 3
                      Mordvin 3 27 January 2018 01: 59 New
                      +1
                      Quote: Stroporez
                      That's for sure, the whole legend ...

                      Did not read, no? Interesting.
                      1. Sling cutter
                        Sling cutter 27 January 2018 02: 16 New
                        +2
                        Quote: Mordvin 3
                        Did not read, no? Interesting.

                        I’m just rumors, Brother, I have ... Portraits in the Club hung ....
                        There you see how, the war was divided into 3 parts: the beginning, middle and final ...
                        There were rumors about this Mountain of legend, it must correspond, but this is for winged infantry ... That is, when I was still in training, we had Prapor))), the real time of the Second World War, he told me about a month before departure for that mountain. ... and last names, names called, so do you mention except that for this "good life".
                        Need to look at the forums, books? who published them to hell?
                        I ask around the Veterans .., although it is unlikely that they are alive ... But the fact that the legend is a fact.
                        And we can. did muslim work? H / s, special, well, it wasn’t so special.
                        Voschem, I will find the Old, I will throw off those. And you owe a bush, an article! yes
            2. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 27 January 2018 01: 15 New
              +1
              Quote: voyaka uh
              Stuck 30 meters a little to deal with underground factories and command bunkers.

              With the modern development of Chinese pyrotechnics, this is not at all difficult laughing And 60m. Where are you going to dig a bunker? In the desert? In grief? Or do you think that exactly 60 meters of concrete are above you?
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 27 January 2018 02: 44 New
                +1
                Book. Andrei Negrivoda, "Man of War." The French Legion, with the Americans, worked together in the 2001.
    5. alex86
      alex86 27 January 2018 10: 48 New
      +1
      I think that the original is “almost 200 feet”, which means “almost 61 meters” - but how should a journalist write? As for the soil - it is clear that this is a conditional quantity. They also write about our AVBPM - the radius of the guaranteed defeat is 300 m. In what weather? If it rains What if the wind?
  3. Baloo
    Baloo 26 January 2018 14: 38 New
    +6
    The father of bombs and the king of bombs in Russia. Remember this, paratners ...
    1. Vard
      Vard 26 January 2018 15: 01 New
      +2
      It’s hard to believe that granite or basalt rock will break through ... In case of breakdown, the soil should be compacted, go to the side ... and there the strength is comparable to steel ... Fake ... another thing is our vacuum bomb ... the mixture flows into the smallest cracks ... and at first overpressure, and then adds atmospheric ...
      1. Antidote
        Antidote 26 January 2018 16: 10 New
        +3
        It doesn’t flow anywhere, it’s not to plop out of a bucket and wait until it “flows into the smallest cracks”, an aerosol cloud is sprayed there, sprayed a few meters off the ground.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 26 January 2018 20: 35 New
        +1
        Given its kinetic energy, nearly 700 million joules - it will easily break 20 meters of reinforced concrete.
  4. Topotun
    Topotun 26 January 2018 15: 05 New
    +4
    Well, upgraded, so what? The carrier of such bombs can be a heavy aircraft. In fact, a weapon against the defenseless armed forces .... Yes, the flag in hand.
  5. astepanov
    astepanov 26 January 2018 15: 53 New
    +3
    Quote: Troll
    “To what depth does a body weighing x kg sink? Vertically released from a height blah blah blah ...” this is a task from Grade 7 on the law of energy conservation

    Yeah, you can immediately see the connoisseur ... But you will not give an example of this kind of calculation? I’m ready to argue that you’ll either not bring it, or slip in the open bullshit.
  6. corporal
    corporal 26 January 2018 16: 38 New
    +4
    Americans have modernized the "mother of all bombs"

    Journalism, drink yadu, DB fool
    The article is a story behind GBU-57, a headline on GBU-43 / B MOAB.
    Ponabut humanities-philologists to cover technical issues ... am
  7. Old26
    Old26 26 January 2018 22: 13 New
    +1
    Quote: neri73-r
    Last April, the US Air Force dropped its most powerful GBU-43 / B aerial bomb on the IG tunnels * in Afghanistan. This was the first ever combat use of ammunition, also known as the “mother of all bombs”


    So what?????? What is the result? Something silent !!! hi

    The result is known in principle, tunnels are destroyed. The question is different. In the beginning we are talking about the GBU-57 / A bomb. At the end of the GBU-43 / B bomb .. sorry, but these are different bombs

    Quote: MIKHAN
    "mother of all bombs"

    The Russians have a very popular curse ..)))) In vain they called their bomb
    Oh, the United States is directly afraid of fighting, but from the air all the "heroes" .. Well, well.

    Actually, this is not an official name. This is the backronym: Mother Of All Bombs - "mother of all bombs." The official name is GBU-43 / B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (heavy explosive ordnance; MOAB). And "the mother of all bombs is like we have a" kuz'kin mother ", the father of all bombs and so on

    Quote: Chertt
    , The first version of the ammunition, as claimed, before exploding, could fall almost 61 meters after a fall.
    These strange numbers were always surprised, almost 61 meters, not 60 or 62. What soil ?. Where do journalists get these numbers

    I will try to clarify. If you summarize all the data, the ammunition can break through
    1. 61 meter ground
    2. 8-9 meters of reinforced concrete with a compression limit of about 10000 pounds per square inch (or 68,9 MPa)
    3. 60 meters of reinforced concrete with a compression limit of about 5000 psi (or 34,5 MPa)
    4. Up to 40 meters of medium hard rock
    5. Up to 16 meters of high hardness rock
    1. HEATHER
      HEATHER 26 January 2018 23: 33 New
      0
      Old26 Sorry. But he won’t be able to .. 61 meters of soil и 60 meters of reinforced concrete . Differences, virtually none. Where the data, About the soil, you can believe.Up to 40 meters of medium hard rock What strength should be the bow of the ammunition and the speed of the unit itself?Up to 16 meters of hard rockIt looks like science fiction. You draw beautifully.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 27 January 2018 00: 35 New
      0
      GBU-43 / B Massive Ordnance Air Blast
      Here is her diagram:
  8. HEATHER
    HEATHER 26 January 2018 23: 18 New
    0
    And if we upgrade the “dad”? Although it already is. There is no need to rush about. You are trapped. Soon you will become waste material like Chad or Mozambique.
  9. Old26
    Old26 27 January 2018 10: 29 New
    +1
    Quote: VERESK
    Old26 Sorry. But he won’t be able to .. 61 meters of soil и 60 meters of reinforced concrete . Differences, virtually none. Where the data, About the soil, you can believe.Up to 40 meters of medium hard rock What strength should be the bow of the ammunition and the speed of the unit itself?Up to 16 meters of hard rockIt looks like science fiction. You draw beautifully.

    Kamrad! I am I do not say this. I have written: if you summarize everything that was written - it turns out such a picture. I exclusively voiced only what was on this topic. Of course I agree that 61 meters of soil and 60 meters of reinforced concrete, no matter how "weak" it is incompatible things.

    Quote: VERESK
    And if we upgrade the “dad”? Although it already is. There is no need to rush about. You are trapped. Soon you will become waste material like Chad or Mozambique.

    "dad" we can upgrade. But "dad" - this is after all EMNIP volume-detonating ammunition, not anti-bunker