U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Sets New Record For Most Smart Bombs Dropped On An Enemy

Daily Caller: A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, America’s longest-serving bomber, set a new record when it unleashed hell against terrorists on a combat mission in Afghanistan last month, according to the Department of Defense.

During an expanded strike mission, B-52 bombers dropped 19 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) on the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Air Forces Central Command spokeswoman Capt. AnnMarie Annicelli told Military.com. The strategic bombers were targeting opium and heroin facilities to cripple the revenue stream.

The Air Force “used B-52s with their new conventional rotary launcher,” Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch, the director of NATO’s Resolute Support mission explained Tuesday. “Of note, it was the single most — largest number of precision munitions ever dropped from a B-52.”  read more

36 Comments on U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Sets New Record For Most Smart Bombs Dropped On An Enemy

  1. The B52 was my son’s favorite support aircraft while a forward observer in Afghanistan, the think could circle around all night and periodically pop out a jdam like a big flying Pez dispenser.

  2. @Redacted: killing the money.

    There is nothing so fine as standing st the end of a runway as one of these beauties take off or land. The grace, the power, the sound, unforgettable!

    We camped at the landing end of the runway (off base) while stationed at Loring AFB, ME. Wonderful to see, feel, and hear them fly over, so close you felt you could touch them.

  3. “Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war. … At this moment, for example,… Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. Actually, as Winston well knew, it was only four years since Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge, which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control. Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.

    For as long as Winston can recall, Oceania has been in a constant state of war – with whom it was at war is of neither importance nor consequence.”

  4. The flowers planted are sold to the people who make heroin. Blow all their poppy fields to smithereens, they will need a lot more time to gather a fewer poppies. Income to Taliban dives as a result, part of a long range strategy. No money to buy ammo, weapons, etc. I wonder if Allah can help them catch a falling bomb?

  5. @ Mighty Mojo, I get that, killing the money. That’s bullshit.

    Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and forced the U.S. into WW2. Japan surrendered less than 4 years later on Sept. 2, 1945 which ended WW2. That was just four years of the U.S. kicking Jap and German ass and any others that need kicking. WW2 wasn’t won by bombing poppy fields. Contrast that with now. The U.S. has been fucking around since Sept. 11, 2001 and what do we have to show for SIXTEEN YEARS of “war”? Oh yes, we just dropped a record number of smart bombs on a poppy field. Big fucking deal.

  6. Today bombing a poppy field may be as needed & as effective as bombing the Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing factory 74 years ago. I’m no battlefield commander so I will trust the guys who are under CIC Trump.

  7. I think they named it B52 because they started that design in 1952. That’s a severely aged aircraft that should have been pulled off line along time ago.
    My parent met working at North American Aviation, both machinists, working on the B1A.
    What’s the difference between the B1A and the B1B. The B1A was Mach 1 faster. It flew at Mach 2.1. Pretty fucking amazing engineering considering it was done with a Slide Rule. Now days computer games replace that level of intelligence. Brilliant MoFo’s.
    PS, they designed the B1B to carry a much larger payload so it flies much slower.

  8. Bombing Poppy Fields

    Any idea how much a damn JDAM costs? Why didn’t they use some old Viet Nam NAPALM shit.
    BUT,
    On the other hand all that shit these days has a shelf life. If it was up, or coming up, use it and throw some money at Raytheon. They could use it. So could I. LOL

  9. F4UCorsair

    That’s public info. And not hard to find. I can send you a link that tells exactly what contracts are being placed by the DLA daily. With a complete description on where the parts go, and what cage code is building them.

  10. Bad_Brad
    I understand. But why make it easier for the non-diligent to know where parts for national security are made.
    Think of the posters plastered all over war plants in WWII.

  11. @Blink December 16, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    > I’m no battlefield commander so I will trust the guys who are under CIC Trump.

    The guys appointed by Obama? I’ll admit, it’s a plan. I’m no battlefield commander, so I won’t call it a good plan. But it is a plan.

  12. Gee I wish Brad was my Dad or Uncle or brother, the guy is so cool he builds parts for the military when he isn’t
    Shooting a Center Axis Relock training event. Whatever the fuck that is. But I’ll bet it’s super cool.

  13. Bill,

    Did you google it? MARSOC are exposed to it. My first exposure. I’m guessing Rangers are too. You should develop some initiative. If you want, you can read what I report back. If not, you can remain ignorant. WTF pal?

  14. Real easy to sweep the support hand with CAR, Brad. Like anything new moving weapons in a different way than you are used to, make haste slowly.

    Let us know how it goes.

  15. 16 years of fighting in Afghanistan. That country has been at war longer than that.

    Why has congress allowed that war to go on so long? Why did obama back off his promise to close it down? MONEY. Someone or several someone’s are getting rich off the poppy fields of Afghanistan and it isn’t the taliban, alone.

    Why did our troops have the terms of engagement that hindered them? Was our government ensuring that money producing allies were not killed?

    How do our congressional members get so freaking rich, because as much as we overpay them, it’s not that much! Why were Holder, Clinton, obama, and the damn prisoners in Guantanamo coddled, excused and protected? Congressional ‘investigations’ are nothing more than adding kitty litter to the filthy political shit box, to obfuscate and protect the money source. Their money source, as they rape and pillage America.

    Is it any wonder President Trump is so hated? He is not only exposing the 💩pile, he is enjoying their panic, which exposes themselves, better than he ever could. They don’t hate him with such vigor, just as an emotion; it is motivated by pure fear! How dare he upset the money and power flow!!

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