A quick look at the B-52 Stratofortress and its incredible career.
Even though it is 60 years old, the B-52 still plays a major role in the U.S. deterrence policy.
The Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber, capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet, of carrying nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. That’s why it can perform a variety of missions with plenty of years of service left.
The B-52s have recently launched their first air strike against ISIS targeting a weapons storage facility used by Daesh in Qayyarah, Iraq.
This short video gives a quick overview of the career of the American iconic bomber.