If you were asked what the largest and most powerful bomb there was in history, you’d probably think of the Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay or the Tsar Bomba, which was developed by the Soviet Union in 1961, over 2,000 times as powerful as those dropped in Nagasaki.
But those are nuclear weapons, which are now tightly monitored by the world’s superpowers. What about non-nuclear weapons? Those that we can actually use in case of an attack without the stigma of nuking someone?
Well, look no further. The Mother of All Bombs is here to satisfy your craving for powerful non-nuclear bombs.
That’s One Big Mother Of A Bomb
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), better known as the Mother of All Bombs, is the largest non-nuclear weapon used by the United States Armed Forces. Filled with 18,700 pounds of H-6, this bomb yields a blast of 11 tons of TNT or 46 GJ.