The Russian space forces have dropped on the terrorists of the banned in Russia “Islamic state” near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb, which is also called the “father of all bombs”, according to The Drive.
If the information is confirmed, it will be the first time that Moscow has used such weapons with unpronounceable acronym AVBPM (aviation vacuum bomb of increased power) in real combat situation.
Capacity of explosion is equivalent to 44 tons of TNT. It was probably this blow liquidated “Minister of war” IG Gulmurod Khalimov, this information was confirmed today by the defense Ministry.
Russian vacuum bomb is indeed the world’s most powerful non-nuclear warhead, said the chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski.
“The power of the bomb in TNT equivalent is over 40 tons, and it burns with atmospheric oxygen in a radius of twice larger than the closest to it on the strength of the us MOAB. However, the Pentagon vacuum bombs were not to your liking: there was thought that they were too complicated and not worth the trouble. Much easier to pour the extra ton of conventional explosives in the conventional bomb and no need to worry”, — he explained, “Reedus”.
Deputy chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal of the Fatherland” Dmitry Drozdenko inclined to treat The Drive more skeptical.
“The fact that, based on the real situation in the specified area, the use of “dad of all bombs” looks redundant and generally unwanted. Russia, do not rule could be applied in Deir ezzor ammunition of volume explosion as she has many times used them in Afghanistan and anywhere you need to reach from the ground — in the literal sense of the word, where a conventional munition don’t get,” said he, “Reedus”.
Russia is not the only one who is experimenting with ammunition using terrorists as Guinea pigs. On 13 April, the United States dropped on the positions of militants in Afghanistan bomb GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB).