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U.S. TESTING "MONSTER BOMB" TODAY

U.S. TESTING "MONSTER BOMB" TODAY The U.S. Air Force will put the 21,000-pound "massive ordnance air burst" bomb to the test this afternoon in the Florida panhandle.Based on the 15,000-pound BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter" -- used to clear jungle in Vietnam and caves in Afghanistan -- MOAB is dropped from a C-130 transport plane, and guided by satellite.MOAB, nicknamed the "monster bomb" and "Big BLU," ignites a slurry of ammonium nitrate and powdered aluminum in the air, creating a terrifyingly large explosion, rivaling a nuclear bomb in its intensity.MOAB is expected to be ready for the Gulf War II, if this test at Eglin Air Force Base is a success.THERE'S MORE: CNN has video of the Eglin test.

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