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Trocano is a Brazilian thermobaric weapon similar in design to the United States' MOAB weapon or Russia's FOAB. Like the US weapon, the Trocano is designed to be pallet-loaded into a C-130 Hercules aircraft, and deployed using a parachute to drag it from the C-130's cargo bay and separate from its pallet, at which point the bomb's own aerodynamics determine its drop trajectory.

The Trocano contains 9,000 kg of tritonal, producing a total destruction blast radius of 1 kilometre (0.62 mi). Despise this, Trocano places third on blast yield behind both the US (containing 8,150 kg of H6 explosive, more powerful than tritonal) and the Russian weapon (with 11,000 kg of explosive).

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  • "Relatorio de atividades 2011" [2011 Activities Report] (PDF). Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço [Brazilian Aeronautics and Space Institute]. Retrieved 20 November 2015.