Watch a B-52 Stratofortress Bomber Blow an ISIS Weapons Cache to Kingdom Come
On Thursday, Pentagon released a video showing a B-52 Stratofortress bomber demolishing an ISIS weapons cache in Iraq.
@CJTFOIR welcomes @usairforce B-52 contributions in the war against #ISIL – 1st B-52 strike was near #Quyarrah pic.twitter.com/od7tf8479W
— OIR Spokesperson (@OIRSpox) April 21, 2016
This is the first strike the legendary B-52 bomber has executed since the aircraft — in active service (with upgrades) since 1955 — joined the anti-ISIS coalition forces taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve earlier this month.
Welcome to @CJTFOIR @usairforce B-52 #Stratofortress #defeat #ISIL pic.twitter.com/HckjoWX16H
— OIR Spokesperson (@OIRSpox) April 20, 2016
The last time B-52 bombers were deployed was to bomb Taliban targets in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, nailing terrorist camps with precision bombs across Afghanistan.
In case you needed a reminder, the B-52 is one of the most badass aircraft on the planet. The Stratofortress can stay in the air for up to 10 hours, carry 70,000 pounds worth of bombs and has a range of 8,800 miles.
Brace yourselves, ISIS: The B-52 is coming to blow you to Kingdom Come.