Massive Squadron Of B-52s Scramble Into Action To Crush The Threat Of Nuclear War

Massive Squadron Of B-52s Scramble Into Action To Crush The Threat Of Nuclear War | World War Wings Videos

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Bomb Squad.

The B-52 Stratofortress is among the iconic bombers in the United States Air Force. For over 60 years this jet has answered the call to arms when a nuclear threat occurs. The B-52s at Minot Air Force Base are part of the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) and to fight fire with more fire.

A row of B-52 Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and Minot AFB, N.D., await their next mission on the flightline Feb. 1 at Andersen AFB, Guam. The different colored tail markings represent the individual squadrons each bomber is assigned to at their home station. Approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale AFB arrived on Guam recently as part of a scheduled rotation of bomber units into the Pacific theater.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Don Perrien)

These B-52s are routinely dispatched to Air Force Bases around the world in event of threats from terrorism and other hostile nations. The Continous Bomber Presence served as a deterrent for North Korea’s nuclear testing as tensions rise in East Asia.

“The mission itself is a deterrence of potential adversaries.”

– Major Ken Sterling (5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base)

At Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, a huge group of B-52Hs prepares for a new series of deterrent missions. Powerful and brooding, one after another they fly into the sky equipped with up to 26 nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many B-52s all at once, it’s an amazing sight to behold as they soar into action.

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