Chinese Version of Mother of All Bombs (MOAB)

Chinese Version of Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) - Background Context

  • People’s Republic of China has added one more feather to their crown, this time they developed the so called “Mother of All Bombs” as a to counter United States “Mother of All Bombs”. Chinese has this bad habit to develop the chinese version of everything, this time they went too far. The international tension is already building up between US and China, and China decided to make it more worst.
  • This new weapon of mass destruction is referred to as MOAB, because the lethality of this MOAB no less than nuclear weapon or next to nuclear weapon.

Chinese Version of Mother of All Bombs (MOAB)

Background

  • Recently last year, United States made bold move for the war raging into Afghanistan, the states military arsenal decided and went ahead to drop the GBU-43/B (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) or Mother of All Bombs on war site in Afghanistan.
  • The Chinese MOAB is said to be lightweight and smaller (better be like that) than American counterpart, but no less in its lethality.
  • China need to concentrate on minimising and reducing the carbon footprint and making their cities more clean and breathable, instead of development of some ugly contraption like MOAB.

Mother of all Bombs (MOAB)

  • GBU-43/B is the world’s largest non-nuclear weapon. 
    • The lethality of the weapon is designed to destroy heavily stronghold targets or to dismantle ground forces and armour across a large area or wider region.
  • It is said that the, blast of MOAB is equivalent of detonating 11 tons of TNT at once.
  • To bring it down to human understandable form, nuclear bomb “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima, Japan had a payload equivalent to 15 tons of TNT.
  • The MOAB lethality stretches miles across each direction and the MOAB leaves no traces of radiation or its after effect due to Non-Nuclear in nature.

Father of all Bombs

  • Russia need no invitation when it comes to the topic War and Weapons. Leave East (Chinese) and West (United States), Russian Federation went ahead and developed the Father of All Bombs which resembles the name due to its bigger in size and thermobaric in nature (thermobaric bombs generate gigantic fireball rather than a shockwave.

Important Links (External)

  1. China develops its own - Mother of All Bombs.
  2. Father of All Bombs (FoAB) - Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power ( ATBIP ).
  3. Father of All Bombs (FoAB) - Task & Purpose.

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