Air Force Combat Mission Sets New B-52 Smart Bomb Record
A B-52 Stratofortress, a bomber with a storied history dating back to the dawn of the Cold War, recently set a record for that airframe, dropping the most smart bombs ever on a combat mission.
The long-range strategic bomber, stationed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, carried out the mission in November in Afghanistan, according to Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch, director of NATO's Resolute Support mission, future operations.
The aircraft was equipped with a new device for launching munitions, he said.