thermobaric bomb

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Noun1.thermobaric bomb - a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosivethermobaric bomb - a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive; "a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb"
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
FAE, fuel-air explosive - a device consisting of a container of fuel and two explosive charges; the first charge bursts open the fuel container at a predetermined height and spreads the fuel in a cloud that mixes with atmospheric oxygen; the second charge detonates the cloud which creates an enormous blast wave and incinerates whatever is below
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No, we are not talking about the Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP) that is the Father of All Bombs.
For example, the thermobaric bomb that was used in Afghanistan to destroy al Qaeda and Taliban members in their mountain hideouts, Sega said, "is directly linked to the basic research in DoD.
Bombers cleared the way, dropping more than 350 precision-guided and gravity bombs and at least one 2,000lb thermobaric bomb which creates a massive fireball to suck air from of the caves.
depleted uranium (DU) munitions spreading toxic radiation; - banned white phosphorous bombs and shells (known as Willy Pete) that burn flesh to the bone and can't be extinguished by water; and - reportedly a thermobaric bomb able to penetrate buildings, underground shelters and tunnels, and able to create blast pressure enough to suck all oxygen from spaces and human lungs in the vicinity.
The materials to make a thermobaric bomb can be obtained without a license.
One of these weapons is the BLU-118/B thermobaric bomb, or the "Daisy Cutter," which the Air Force first dropped on the caves of Afghanistan.
The coalition is using devastating weapons such as cluster and thermobaric bombs which leave very harmful effects for the people of Yemen," he added.