The USA used 60-year-old “air-rubbish” B-52 for fight against the “Islamic State”
The United States didn’t find more appropriate means for fight against the “Islamic State” (is forbidden in Russia) except to use very old planes, which were collecting dust in forgotten warehouses and museums – the symbol of Cold war strategic bomber B-52 or as it’s called “Stratofortress”
Recently the air group consisted of these machines took off the airdrome in the State Louisiana and flew to Doha, the capital of Qatar where the bomber has made a bombing attack on the IS positions on the Iraq’s territory.
As it was informed in the unified command this machine will be used if the efficiency of its use is reasonable. In fact there can be placed any armory on the board of B-52, including both nuclear and precision weapon. The captain of air group assured the journalists that the effect of his machines would be comparable with the efficiency of the Russian strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95.
Strategic bomber B-52 is the biggest American war plane. It is a multifunctional heavy extra long-range intercontinental strategic bomber-rocket carrier of the second generation of the company Boeing, which has been standing on the US Air Force since 1955. The main task for which B-52 was developed is to deliver two nuclear fusion bomb of big capacity to any part of the USSR. That is why this plane is one of symbols of Cold War as it was built for its needs. B-52 as Tu-95 is an absolutely champion in range among war planes. Also it is one of a few war planes who has been serving non-stop for more than 50 years. In spite of B-52 was built in 50s for the Cold War needs it is still the main plane of long-range bomber aviation of the US Air Force and will stay it minimum till 2030.