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USAF Mates MOP, B-2 Mockups

Weapons specialists loaded a 700-lb. mockup of the 20.5-ft.-long, 30,000-lb. Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP)—widely perceived as the weapon of choice in a U.S. attack on Iranian nuclear facilities—into the weapon bay of a B-2 bomber mockup Dec. 18 at Whiteman AFB, Mo. The warhead, carrying 5,300 lb. of explosives, is designed to penetrate 200 ft. of earth, more than twice the depth of the 5,000-lb. GBU-28, which was designed in 1991 to penetrate deep, hardened Iraqi bunkers. It is 10 times as powerful as the standard BLU-109 penetrator for 2,000-lb.-class bombs.


 

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