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The Russian air force has tested a giant fuel-air bomb which the military says is the biggest non-nuclear explosive device in the world.
Russian TV showed a Tupolev bomber dropping the bomb over a test range, a powerful explosion and a four-storey building reduced to rubble.
Claims it is bigger than the Moab, a US device of similar destructive power, seem plausible, analysts say.
What are telling me you don't even know Russia has "Persicison Guided" weapons this weapon will be used for the same reasons U.S. will use them.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
The article states is a Fuel-Air bomb. Already it is outside the classification of MOAB.
As a Fuel-Air bomb this device is considered a Thermobaric bomb.
The US MOAB is simply 30 thousand pounds of explosives. I would not at all doubt the device in question to be larger and more destructive than the MOAB, Thermobaric weapons tend to be among the largest non-nuclear weapons.
But cool for the Russians I guess, what exactly do they expect to do with it? A small diameter bomb that's laser-guided would probably prove to be more effective. I can see this device being applied to a heavily fortified installation such as a bunker or underground facilities, but conventionally? Why not just drop precision-guided munitions instead and limit collateral damage while ensuring target destruction?