News US sending nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to ISIS fight

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    The United States is sending nuclear-capable B-52 aircraft to drop bombs on the Islamic State terror group, defense officials confirmed to Fox News Friday.

    The B-52 Stratofortress will start its first bombing campaign against ISIS in April, the Air Force Times reports. It's not clear how many B-52s or airmen will be involved.

    Officials say the aircraft will replace nuclear-capable B-1 Lancers hitting ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria.

    The Lancers returned to home bases in the U.S. in January. They flew only 3% of all strike missions against ISIS, but had dropped 40% of the bombs and other munitions. B-1s could loiter over the battlefield for 10 hours, much longer than jet fighters, and also could fly supersonic, reaching targets across Iraq and Syria within minutes.

    “The B-1s are rotated out, so they're not here right now, they've gone back to do some upgrades," Lieutenant General Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander at U.S. Air Forces Central Command, told reporters.

    Each B-52 can carry up to 70,000 pounds of payload, officials say. The aircraft, sometimes nicknamed the "Big Ugly Fat Fella," first took to the skies in 1954 and regularly takes part in military exercises around the world.

    The B-52s are based in Louisiana and North Dakota.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/05/us-sending-nuclear-capable-b-52-bombers-to-isis-fight.html
     
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    I've seen B52's on the runways when I was in the Army. Those things are giant beasts!
     
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    Good god I wanted to fuck that red head so bad when that video came out. The blonde scared me, she looked like an Amazon woman.
     
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    It's a scary thing to think that ISIS is so strong that We have to send the biggest "fuck you" weapons after them.
    Maybe we shouldn't have sent John McCain their way to give them weapons.

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    Thanks Obama
     
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    As long as it isn't full divisions of ground troops meh.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Wanna really scare those mother fuckers just send out one of these in the day light

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    What happened to letting Russia destroy ISIS?

    too many Obama buddies dying?
     
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    So we're going to introduce the islamist camel jockeys to some Arc Light missions.

    Sounds like a good time. :munch:
     
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    We had 2 B-2 bombers and a KC-135 Stratotanker fly over our house last summer. It was pretty cool to see them come in low and slow.
     
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    Goodbye ISIS
     
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    Is it wise to give them a month's notice of the attack? Why not just nuke them all stealth-like?
     
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