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1st use of the MOAB
« on: April 13, 2017, 04:37:40 PM »
It was dropped on an ISIS encampment of tunnels etc. in Afghanistan.

21000 lbs explosives and a mile wide blast pattern

That will get their attention. I'm guessing most of them wont be found/ID'd.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4409772/US-drops-biggest-non-nuclear-bomb-combat-time.html

 

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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 05:30:07 PM »
Saw that this morning, kept trying to post about it but interrupted by darn work all day. Nothing like a bunker buster to ruin your morning.
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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 06:38:05 PM »
HAHAHA.............

the first time my butt.................
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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 06:40:07 PM »
Do I recall correctly that this is a thermobaric device that sucks all the oxygen out of the caves?  I bet the service men wrote some pretty cool sayings on it before they dropped it.  Alla akbar


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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 07:01:09 PM »
HAHAHA.............

the first time my butt.................

Okay Nate.....u can't just leave that there.....inquiring minds and all....

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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 07:23:07 PM »
HAHAHAHA................the MOAB works very well when trying to re-write contour lines on a map...........
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 09:48:40 PM »
HAHAHAHA................the MOAB works very well when trying to re-write contour lines on a map...........

So it's sort of an aerial bulldozer?

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 10:00:24 PM »
Reminded me one of those old nukes they exploded underground. Talk about not knowing what hit you.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2017, 08:33:08 AM »
HAHAHAHA................the MOAB works very well when trying to re-write contour lines on a map...........

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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 10:36:56 PM »
Wow!

I've been right over that spot, maybe twenty-thirty times. Not far from J-Bad
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Re: 1st use of the MOAB
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2017, 11:01:35 AM »
Yep
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2017, 11:08:11 AM »
And what was that thing we used in Iraq?? That was a part of the special ops deal...Killed a whole passel of unsuspecting bad guys. I want to say that it was a fuel air explosive like the Russian device...
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