For the first time in modern history, a secret nuclear mission training run has been filmed in-flight from inside a B-52H Stratofortress bomber cockpit..
This new video is a product of Dallas-based film producer Jeff Bolton, who was allowed to fly and film the ultra-secret nuclear mission training evolution with an active duty U.S. Air Force bomber crew. Bolton is working in partnership with Defense News in producing a multi-media series about the United States military’s nuclear arsenal.
The B-52H Stratofortress is a multi-role heavy bomber that deploys both conventional and nuclear weapons anywhere in the world from its home bases at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota.
“It’s no coincidence that the B-52 bomber’s global nuclear capabilities are being highlighted as nation-state tensions between the United States, China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are growing daily,” said film producer Bolton. “These new in-flight cockpit videos demonstrating the B-52H reach and nuclear firepower are why the legacy bomber remains so relevant in the world today.”
Check it out in action from inside the cockpit below…
Bolton also recently filmed aboard the B-2A “stealth bomber” for the first time in history.