B-52S Squadron Scramble into Action to crush the threat of Nuclear war

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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 is part of the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) and to fight fire with more fire.

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.

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.

B-52H Bombers get rolling during a MITO (Minimum Interval Takeoff) at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.

B-52H Stratofortress Bombers provide an effective and ready deterrent force by flying global strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The B-52H is capable of flying thousands of miles, with aerial refueling, and launching up to 26 nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on targets from hundreds of miles away. Units – 5th Bomb Wing, 2nd Bomb Wing. Filmed on October 31, 2016.

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