Thursday, June 8, 2017

Watch A B-52 Strike On ISIS In Mosul (Video)

Business Insider/The Aviationist: Watch bombs being dropped on ISIS in Mosul from the cockpit of a B-52

The venerable U.S. Air Force B-52 Buffs have been supporting the air war on ISIS since April 2016.

The Stratofortress strategic bombers, based at Al Udeid, Qatar, launched their first air strike against a Daesh weapons storage facility in Iraq on Apr. 18, 2016.

As already highlighted in a previous article, the USAF B-52s have mainly flown Close Air Support and Air Interdiction mainly delivering two types of JDAMs (Joint Direct Attack Munitions): the 500-lb laser-guided GBU-54s and the 2,000-lb GPS-guided GBU-31V3 “bunker busters” loaded onto the Heavy Stores Adaptor Beam pylons.

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WNU Editor: The crews are very confident on the accuracy of their weapons.

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