Born in Russia in 2007, the “father of all bombs” may be holding a title surpassed by no other. The Russian military says it’s the most powerful thermobaric bomb of its kind, four times more powerful than the American “mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal and the largest non-nuclear bomb the United States has ever used in combat.

Based on the specifications the Russian military has released, analysts say Russia could be right. “We believe it’s real,” said retired Col. Rick Francona, military analyst and former US military attache in Syria. “The Russians have been among the pioneers of these thermobaric bombs.””I don’t have any doubt that they could build this,” Francona said. “It falls under their technological capabilities.” READ MORE