American B-52H Stratofortress transferred to Europe. The Network has a video of the arrival of one of the strategic bombers at the air base of the Royal air force of Great Britain Fairford.
Painted in a dark protective color 8-engine aircraft are real symbols of American aggressive foreign policy. The first B-52 took to the sky in 1952, and the machine modification H – in 1960. Since then, they have been involved in almost all major conflicts involving the United States.
B-52 carried out carpet bombing of Vietnam, then repeatedly “ironed” Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Syria.
The maximum flight weight can be more than 256 000 kg. The weight of the combat load reaches 31 500 kg. Bombers carry a variety of weapons: from conventional and nuclear bombs to high-precision missiles of various types.
To effectively perform combat missions in these winged machines updated sighting equipment.
The practical service ceiling of over 16,000 meters. To perform flights at extremely low altitude, there is special equipment. The maximum speed of 957 km/h. Ferry range is 16 000 km. The crew consists of 5 people.
The presence of these “monsters of war” in Europe, according to military experts, has more propaganda than military significance. The B-52H Stratofortress is a relatively easy target for modern air defense systems and fighter interceptors.