Father of All Bombs


On September 11, 2007, the Russian military tested the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in history. Nicknamed “The Father of All Bombs”, Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP) is a Russian-made, air-delivered/land activated thermobaric weapon. In describing the bomb’s destructive power, Russian deputy armed forces chief of staff Alexander Rushkin was quoted as saying, “all that is alive merely evaporates.”The bomb is reportedly four times more powerful than the U.S. military’s GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (whose official military acronym “MOAB” is often called the “Mother of All Bombs”).  According to the Russian military, this weapon will replace several smaller types of nuclear bombs in its arsenal. (Wikipedia)