The US Boeing B-52 Stratofortress jet bomber during an exercise of the carpet bombing of an uninhabited island used as a target with the 45 M117s bombs.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.
The B-52 has been in active service with the USAF since 1955. As of 2012, 85 were in active service with nine in reserve. The bombers flew under the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was disestablished in 1992 and its aircraft absorbed into the Air Combat Command (ACC); in 2010 all B-52 Stratofortresses were transferred from the ACC to the newly created Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Superior performance at high subsonic speeds and relatively low operating costs have kept the B-52 in service despite the advent of later, more advanced aircraft, including the canceled Mach 3 B-70 Valkyrie, the variable-geometry B-1 Lancer, and the stealth B-2 Spirit. The B-52 completed sixty years of continuous service with its original operator in 2015. After being upgraded between 2013 and 2015, it is expected to serve into the 2040s.
Video Credit: U.S. Air Force | United States Department of Defense
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Did you kill My vietnam 🇻🇳
RIP taxpayers money in a flash!
500,000 dropped in a second!
I enjoyed working on the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and even got to fly on the G models while at one base. It is a tough airplane and the H models still flying and the first model I worked on is one of the best.
they losed vietnam =]
the enemy team when im playing nuketown:
SIP KAN MEMANG
Mereka sangka bernegara Itu Gampang
Creating so much pollution
Bomber is bomber
What an outstanding & magnificent B-52 stratosfortress bomber ✈. Keep up USA 🇱🇷 Air Force🛩. Go.
An of city nix world war 3 2019 since 2020
Viet nam.. huhu
Can you guys do a bombrun just like the one in the video at my school please,i would really appreciate it
us will use this bomber in iran.i guess they will use it.
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