B-2 stealth bombers can carry two of the 30,000-pound “father of all bombs,” the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. That bomb is 4 tons heavier than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast that was dropped Thursday in Afghanistan, but it contains only about a third as much explosive.
B-2 stealth bombers can carry two of the 30,000-pound “father of all bombs,” the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. That bomb is 4 tons heavier than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast that was dropped Thursday in Afghanistan, but it contains only about a third as much explosive. File photo Tacoma News-Tribune
B-2 stealth bombers can carry two of the 30,000-pound “father of all bombs,” the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator. That bomb is 4 tons heavier than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast that was dropped Thursday in Afghanistan, but it contains only about a third as much explosive. File photo Tacoma News-Tribune

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