Washington Institute fellow Dennis Ross, who was a special assistant to former President Barack Obama, said this week that “by providing the administration of President Joe Biden, Israel, with this super bomb, it could be an incentive for Iran to engage in the negotiating process to reach an agreement.” Strong,” referring to nuclear talks with Iran. What are the specifications of this bomb?
The bomb, “GBU-57”, the largest in the world, holds several titles, in terms of its superior ability to penetrate and demolish forts, and to a depth that is the largest ever compared to its counterparts.
The bomb is called the “mother of all bombs”, “fortress penetrator”, “mountain penetrator”, “mountain penetrator” or “bunker penetrator”.
The largest bomb has supernatural qualities; With a weight of about 14 tons (the weight of the explosive head is 2.5 tons), it is the most powerful non-nuclear munition Washington has, and it is the largest bomb in the world of this type.
The bomb, which was first developed at the beginning of the second millennium, is about 20 feet long and 2.6 feet in diameter. It is dropped from the air by American B2 Spirit planes.
The bomb penetrates to a depth of up to 60 meters. It officially entered service in 2011.
In May 2018, the US Air Force released a video clip showing the B-2 dropping the GBU-57 bomb on targets in an unknown area. After the bomb is dropped, it disappears underground to a great depth, and then causes a wide explosion.