ISIS is know for its gruesome, medieval tactics, so it’s about time the United States did the same to them.
While not quite from the Dark Ages, the B-52 Stratofortress is the oldest continually operated aircraft in the United States’ fleet.
Mother fucker was commissioned in 1946, back when this country did not fuck around. Why not send it to bomb a terror group stuck in the past?
We are. America’s B-52’s are set to deploy in the fight against ISIS in April. They will be replacing the B-1 bomber, which handled the majority of ordinance deployments in the campaign against the terrorist organization since it began.
The air campaign against ISIS is “taking a toll on our aircraft, our readiness and our airmen” but the “venerable B-52 … remains ready and able to meet combatant commander requirements,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said during a Pentagon press briefing.
The bombers would deploy in April to take part in the air campaign against ISIS, according to Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, who announced the deployment while speaking at the Air Warfare Symposium 2016 in Orlando, Florida, in February.
Each B-52 can carry 70,000 pounds worth of bombs and has a range of 8,800 miles.