We Have Found Ultra Rare Footage Showing A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Dropping A 30,000-Pound Bunker Buster Bomb

Oct 20 2017 - 11 Comments

This Is Probably The First Clip Showing The B-2 As It Drops The GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator.

The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force inventory currently capable to operationally drop the massive 30,000-lb (14,000 kg) GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator (even though the testing of the MOP involved a B-52 back in 2009, the weapon’s intended platform is only the B-2).

The 14-ton GBU-57 is a 20-foot long GPS-guided bomb said to be able to penetrate 200 feet of concrete before exploding: for this reason it is considered the weapon of choice in case of attack on buried targets (such as the North Korean bunkers).

Whilst there are just a few images showing the GBU-57 carried by or next to a B-2 (we published one of these in 2013, here) you will hardly find any video of the B-2 dropping one of the two MOPs the stealth bomber can carry in its internal bomb bay.

However, we have spotted a clip of a MOP released from the B-2’s bomb bay in a recently published video from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, one of the units that operate the Spirit stealth bomber as part of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base Missouri.

The impressive size of the MOP is pretty evident in the footage (skip towards the end of the video).

The MOP is sometimes mistaken with the 11-ton, parachute deployed, GBU-43B MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) also known as “Mother Of All Bombs”. The MOAB is the largest conventional air dropped weapon ever employed by the U.S. military: a U.S. Air Force Special Operations MC-130 Combat Talon II dropped the GBU-43B on an ISIS cave complex target in Afghanistan, for the very first time on Apr. 13, 2017.

 

  • Stephen K

    Boom!

  • leroy

    Now all we need is a nuclear warhead to replace the MOP’s conventional one. I want this thing to dig deep, explode, and lift the ground for miles in all directions. Lift it, then let it come slamming back to Earth so as to collapse any and every bunker within a 5,10 (or more) mile radius. Won’t matter how thick the walls and ceiling are if it’s picked up like a chicken and slammed back down to terra firma.

    PS. My apologies to chickens for comparing them to Kim and his bunch of ruthless murders. Cluckers deserve much more respect than those Nork animals. Perhaps I should have used posters “Asslicker74” or “Holtztransister”. “Tommy Rodriguez”? You decide! : )

    • FelixA9

      You could fit the guts of a B41 Y1 (25 Mt) in there. If they were still around. And if we still knew how to.

    • Holztransistor

      Still trying to insult people and also to be funny at the same time? You better leave that to people who know what they are doing.

  • InklingBooks

    I knew someone who piloted B-29s out of Tinian during the last days of WWII. I asked him if he knew that this atomic-bomb squadron was doing something special. He said, yes, that every time one of its planes landed the plane was surrounded by husky guys armed with with submachine guns. Here is footage of the island, the squadron and the “Fat Man” bomb.

    http://www.atomicheritage.org/location/tinian-island

  • Vincent Vagner

    Whoaow !!

  • Uniform223

    Sexy

  • FelixA9

    That’s a big bomb. Still small compared to a T-12 conventional bomb or the Mk16 and Mk17/24 nukes, but still far larger than anything since the 50s.

  • Butch McGee

    Is it possible to drop them in tandem, targeting the second on the first?

  • Mongee Phase

    Birds are the biggest threat to US war planes. We need to develop anti bird defense systems.

    “Furthermore, it is not clear if the F-35 can become operational again
    because its stealth coating was damaged. Thus, according to the Israeli
    version, the warplane reportedly became no longer operational after the
    bird collision despite the fact that the F-35 earlier passed the bird
    strike certification with great results.”

    • veej7485

      nonsense….