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The impact of the blast wave from the GBU-43 / B air bomb is shown

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The impact of the blast wave from the GBU-43 / B air bomb is shown

One of the most powerful aviation non-nuclear bombs today are GBU-43 / B MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast). The bomb is operated exclusively by the United States of America, and has been repeatedly used in hostilities.


One of the main purposes of the GBU-43 / B MOAB bombs is to undermine underground tunnels, including those hidden in the depths of mountain ranges.

The high power of this aircraft ammunition is provided by an impressive mass of explosives. In this case, such a substance is H-6, which has a power exceeding that of TNT by more than a third. The explosion power of one such bomb is estimated at about 11,45 tons in TNT equivalent.

Among the combat applications of the GBU-43 / B MOAB, which in the United States is often called the mother of all aerial bombs, is Afghanistan. In particular, the US Air Force used these bombs to destroy a network of tunnels used by terrorists of the so-called "Islamic State" (a terrorist group banned in Russia). During the 2017 operation in the United States, there was talk of the collapse of tunnels and the death of at least 90 militants.

The reset can be carried out on a special platform, from which the GBU-43 / B is disconnected during the initial phase of the flight. The platform descends on a special parachute, and the aerial bomb goes into free fall.


The footage below shows the impact of the blast when using the GBU-43 / B aerial bomb. The shooting was carried out from a distance of at least 1,5 km. The blast wave knocks down the direction of the video camera mounted on the armored vehicle. And that's it ...

Photos used:
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  1. Vestnik
    Vestnik 26 July 2020 13: 56
    -1
    So what ? Let us first approach the goal with a serious one ... and so in Afghanistan the caves of the Taliban will be soaked, which their heroin burned in a caravan
    1. Charik
      Charik 26 July 2020 14: 30
      0
      eliminated competitors most likely
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 26 July 2020 15: 55
        +6
        Come on, criticize.
        Normal bomb. I think the building or the bomb shelter does not care, 11 tons of TNT were dropped on it or 44 tons of "Pope of all bombs", the result is almost the same. The methods of application are also the same.
        The creators have something to be proud of.
        And in terms of application - they will not bomb the villages with such a bomb. At least for now. Here in the fields, or secret bases - just right. So the application is "clean" enough to have little impact on civilians.
        1. Charik
          Charik 26 July 2020 18: 55
          -3
          and where is the criticism of the enta bomb
  2. LMN
    LMN 26 July 2020 14: 02
    +1
    Is it serious or not?))

    I ask without a clue lol

    A couple of years ago, with a slight difference from different water areas, two of our submarines fired successfully ..
    This is enough to turn a small country, Poland, for example, into trash ..
  3. LMN
    LMN 26 July 2020 14: 26
    0
    Judging by the minus, someone has a special opinion.

    For local conflicts, like Syria?
    Or is it just necessary?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 26 July 2020 16: 32
      +1
      Quote: LMN
      For local conflicts?

      Yes.
      By and large, it is the successor of the "daisy mower", originally intended for clearing landing / landing areas in the jungle and other similar areas.

      But Americans use both the "daisy mower" and the "mate of all bombs" mainly for intimidation. In local wars.
      1. LMN
        LMN 26 July 2020 16: 48
        0
        For some reason, I thought so .. for nothing.

        Thank you hi
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 26 July 2020 16: 53
          +4
          Quote: LMN
          For some reason, I thought so .. for nothing.

          Well, why, if the enemy has no air defense at all, it can be used. In some cases.

          Look, in Syria from "barrel bombs" militants will greatly hysteria. And here, in fact, is a large barrel bomb, moreover, a controlled
          1. LMN
            LMN 26 July 2020 17: 16
            0
            Look, in Syria from "barrel bombs" militants will greatly hysteria

            Fine smile

            RF, as I understand it, you should not chase the #mamaibomb))
          2. Charik
            Charik 26 July 2020 18: 59
            0
            a satellite guidance system is it really controlled-I'm just not in the know-or controlled-by a laser or TV-type KAB-it is controlled from a satellite (moab) -I see a free fall + parachute
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 26 July 2020 19: 07
              +3
              Quote: Charik
              the satellite guidance system is not controlled

              Of course controlled.

              One can argue about whether it is highly accurate. That is, ensuring the defeat of the target with a probability of more than 0.5.
              But manageable, definitely.
              1. Charik
                Charik 26 July 2020 21: 01
                0
                laser-guided or TV guidance-and this free-fall parachute with correction via satellite, in my opinion, is a big difference
                1. Lopatov
                  Lopatov 26 July 2020 21: 24
                  0
                  Quote: Charik
                  in my opinion, a big difference

                  The difference is big, but the control system is still there.
                  They write, KMU-593 / B, INS plus ZhPS
                  1. Charik
                    Charik 26 July 2020 21: 36
                    0
                    ins-by inertia-as dropped and by inertia falls -zhps-from the satellite-satellite must be adjusted and shine from it, isn't it?
                    1. Lopatov
                      Lopatov 26 July 2020 21: 46
                      +1
                      Quote: Charik
                      ins-by inertia-as dropped and by inertia falls -zhps-from the satellite-satellite must be adjusted and shine from it, isn't it?

                      ANN measures deviation from the ideal trajectory of the fall and gives commands to the control system. She uses the rudders to drive the bomb to an ideal trajectory.
                      In turn, the ANN errors are corrected by the ZHPS system. This is done in order to reduce the possible impact of "jammers".

                      the ZhPS system receives a signal from several satellites, and from these signals calculates the distance to them. Accordingly, knowing the instantaneous coordinates of the satellites and the distance to them, it receives the instantaneous coordinates of the ZHPS receiver. They are compared with the obtained ANNs and, if necessary, corrections are introduced.
                      1. Charik
                        Charik 26 July 2020 21: 51
                        +1
                        what kind of jammers is a beard in slippers - that's why moab and threw it off-free falling on a pre-marked target + correcting from a satellite - this chukhon is not capable of more
              2. Charik
                Charik 26 July 2020 21: 08
                0
                I certainly do not understand that all the gbuhs are mkhi only with control, but this is a free-fall one with a parachute or a laser
            2. Beby
              Beby 26 July 2020 22: 26
              0
              Quote: Charik
              the satellite guidance system is not controlled
              At least in the US, the GBU-43 / B is considered a guided bomb, which, by the way, is reflected in the name: Guided Bomb Unit (guided bomb).
      2. garri-lin
        garri-lin 26 July 2020 22: 31
        +1
        Let me disagree with you about intimidation. The USSR also used bombs of the largest caliber in Afghanistan. The targets were the Lizurite and Emerald mines. The stones were used to finance the terrorists. The tunnels collapsed from violent explosions.
  4. Charik
    Charik 26 July 2020 14: 29
    +8
    100 year old video
    1. dauria
      dauria 26 July 2020 15: 54
      +3
      100 year old video


      But the rule of cubes confirming well. If you want to increase the radius of damage 10 times - increase the power 1000 times. Each target (according to the degree of protection) has its own ammunition. It is better to cover people in the open area with 5 kg cassette malyavki, tanks and pillboxes will have enough FAB-250 current, and it's a miracle just to pick rocks.
      At the same time, it is understandable why no one needs a "Kuz'kina mother" at 50 mgt. 10 pcs of 500 kt will do the same job on a larger area.
  5. Andrey VOV
    Andrey VOV 26 July 2020 14: 35
    -1
    So striped in Afghanistan seem to be with the Taliban, and not with the ISIS?
    1. LMN
      LMN 26 July 2020 14: 50
      0
      Ishil controlled part of the territory there.

      Although for some countries, Ishil where they see request
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt 26 July 2020 16: 24
      -2
      Quote: Andrey VOV
      So striped in Afghanistan seem to be with the Taliban, and not with the ISIS?

      Who cares? Let's also deal with the types of international terrorists. Basically, one and the same thing, religious Muslim extremism. By the way, both of them are a product of the USA, and now others have to rake this American guano. Both in the Middle East and in other countries. Including in Russia.
  6. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 26 July 2020 14: 45
    0
    In Russia there is a PAPA of all aviation bombs, 2-3 times more powerful ... and more compact
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 26 July 2020 17: 33
      +1
      In Russia there is a PAPA of all aviation bombs, 2-3 times more powerful ... and more compact

      Explosive weight, kg 7100 kg
      Explosion power 44 t
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 26 July 2020 14: 58
    +2
    Special-purpose ammunition, delivery equipment is also not all suitable!
    You can have one, or you may not have it, it does not matter in principle.
    1. LMN
      LMN 26 July 2020 15: 22
      +1
      Quote: rocket757
      You can have one, or you may not have it, it does not matter in principle.

      Well, at least someone answered .. hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 26 July 2020 15: 25
        +2
        The topic was already discussed, then it was news.
        1. LMN
          LMN 26 July 2020 15: 27
          +1
          Sorry, I'm not in the subject hi
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 26 July 2020 15: 40
            +1
            Non problems. You might think that everyone and everything looks through, comments. Himself like that, only what is interesting for me, I read.
  8. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 26 July 2020 15: 20
    +1
    Who is responsible for the news on VO? Movie of 2017. Musolate regularly.
    1. Dreamboat
      Dreamboat 26 July 2020 15: 45
      0
      Well, you have to brag about something "striped". That "unprecedented" man was launched into space .... A large barrel of explosives was thrown off the plane ..
      1. fider
        fider 26 July 2020 16: 25
        +4
        So striped and don't show off. This VO advertises them. wassat