Sunday, March 16, 2003


So I finally got to see what a MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Blast) looks like, thanks to a recent photo at Yahoo*:

The Mother Of All Bombs

The military has nicknamed it "The Mother Of All Bombs," since it is not only the largest bomb they make, but it is the largest non-nuclear yeild explosion (at least I'm pretty sure it's a non-nuclear explosion), also.

Of course, I was shocked and delighted at the designer's choice of orange as the bomb color, but I noticed an "X" on the wings of the bomb, and couldn't help noticing that it looked a lot like the X-1 Chuck Yeager used to be the first man to break the sound barrier (see also: The Right Stuff).

The very first supersonic plane ever.

Did the designers of the MOAB intentionally paint the bomb orange and throw an "X" on it because it looked like the X-1? Or is this just pure strange coincidence?

*Link via the always funny Defective Yeti

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