F-15E with tactical nuclear bombs B61-12 spotted at US Air Force exercises


During exercises aviation The US Air Force in the framework of the Red Flag program was seen equipping one of the aircraft with tactical nuclear weapons. It is stated that without a nuclear warhead. We are talking about the fighter F-15E Strike Eagle, which during the flights over the test site in Nevada was armed with the B61-12 aerial bomb.


This is the latest version of a homing nuclear bomb, which the Americans, according to some sources, have already managed to deliver to their air base in Germany.

The F-15E Strike Eagle fighter-bomber, on which the B61-12 bomb was suspended, is assigned to the Eglin military base. This version of the aviation ammunition under the wing of the F-15 was shot by photographer Chris Traiano.

The aircraft performed training exercises at the Tonopa training ground. However, at the moment there is no reliable information that the crew of the F-15E Strike Eagle carried out a strike using B61-12 for a specific target at the specified range.


The Western press recalls that the United States faced serious problems in the implementation of project B61-12. The main reason is that the project went beyond the limits of the initially defined funding. According to the latest information, the manufacturer requested an increase in funding by almost half.

For reference: at the moment, B61-12 carriers are B-2, F-15 and F-16 aircraft. It is planned to equip fifth-generation F-35A fighters with such bombs. The maximum power of the B61-12 bomb today is 50 kilotons.
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  1. rocket757 15 March 2020 17: 13 New
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    Everything is logical. Ammunition in service, they will "try", learn to use ... not in combat equipment, of course.
    1. SRC P-15 15 March 2020 17: 41 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Everything is logical. Ammunition in service, they will "try", learn to use ... not in combat equipment, of course.

      And if in combat ?! The main thing: if only they would not lose ...
      1. dirk182 15 March 2020 18: 37 New
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        over Nevada, let them at least lose everything
      2. Grigory_45 15 March 2020 19: 46 New
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        Quote: SRC P-15
        And if in combat?

        judging by the color, this is not a war bomb.
        1. Aibolit 15 March 2020 23: 09 New
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          The eccentric specifically "cuts" in the "fighting"!
          Listen, and you "dude" checked the photo fool?
          Author anonymous
          No links
          Moged be topwar bablosy on boobies (advertising g0vnv, pr0simenyaTutka, and so on and so receives) ?????
      3. rocket757 15 March 2020 22: 26 New
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        The jester knows how they have there ..... they have already lost their military products, but not on a combat platoon.
        1. g1washntwn 16 March 2020 07: 04 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          already lost their combat items, but not on a combat platoon

          It was lost and only marriage in one of the circuits did not work. They also thought that the ammunition was inactive.
    2. Aibolit 15 March 2020 23: 04 New
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      Everything is "logical"!
      You +
      DESIRE (and it would be correct)
      Shoby, the author of this article would call himself and give: hell kaku no-be!
      ?
      Eh?
      To see an autor do this thing
  2. svp67 15 March 2020 17: 21 New
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    And so she looks inside the "stealth" ...
  3. Mitroha 15 March 2020 17: 28 New
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    If only all this would appear and be applied exclusively on exercises
  4. Thrifty 15 March 2020 17: 29 New
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    And how many bombs do they have?
    1. Grigory_45 15 March 2020 19: 56 New
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      Quote: Thrifty
      And how many bombs do they have?

      which ones? All B61, or specifically adjusted B61-12?
      combat-ready B61 - 20 in Germany, 20 in Belgium, 90 in Italy and the same number in Turkey (if not exported). About 10 bombs - in the Netherlands
      1. mvg
        mvg 15 March 2020 23: 16 New
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        combat ready B61 - 20 in Germany

        Production October 1966 - early 90s; early modifications removed from service in the 70s - 80s; produced 3150, 1350 in service
        At least Vika so gutar. There are more in Belgium, more in Ingirlik ...
  5. fruit_cake 15 March 2020 17: 38 New
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    Will cities infected by zombies bomb?
    1. LMN
      LMN 15 March 2020 18: 18 New
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      Quote: fruit_cake
      Will cities infected by zombies bomb?

      Yeah .. get ready to fight the coronovirus and its consequences wassat
  6. Cowbra 15 March 2020 17: 42 New
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    Iran urgently needs a vigorous bonba.
    There is simply no one else to use it for. A member of Iran’s nuclear club is no longer a goal either
    1. Tusv 15 March 2020 18: 02 New
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      Quote: Cowbra
      Iran urgently needs a vigorous bonba.

      In Our bounty, warlike Shiites. Yeah don't go crazy
      1. Thrifty 15 March 2020 18: 13 New
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        Tusv-out, in Chita, our helicopter today fired from a cannon at an apartment building! am !!! "Militancy" of the crew, or what is it ???? belay
      2. Cowbra 15 March 2020 18: 21 New
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        Do you think this is worse than warlike fascists? For whom all but them are subhuman? Goy ... And they never respected international treaties? Or remember about Pakistan?
        And yet, this is the condition for the survival of any independent country now. There are no options - they will have a bomb.
  7. knn54 15 March 2020 17: 46 New
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    And how can this be “connected” with the Treaty on the Prohibition of NF?
    1. asv363 15 March 2020 18: 28 New
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      DZOA none of the 5 countries legally owning nuclear weapons has not signed and is not seriously considering.
    2. Grigory_45 15 March 2020 19: 58 New
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      Quote: knn54
      And how can this be “connected” with the Treaty on the Prohibition of NF?

      did any of the countries with nuclear weapons sign it? ..)
  8. cniza 15 March 2020 17: 58 New
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    For reference: at the moment, B61-12 carriers are B-2, F-15 and F-16 aircraft. It is planned to equip fifth-generation F-35A fighters with such bombs. The maximum power of the B61-12 bomb today is 50 kilotons.


    Oh, and our "partners" will play out ...
  9. Tusv 15 March 2020 17: 59 New
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    Pancake. And also grumble that our flyers are "not professional" behaving when approaching the state border by 70 km. Very correct and in your own interests
  10. LMN
    LMN 15 March 2020 18: 12 New
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    It is stated that without a nuclear warhead.

    Are there exercises with special combat units? what (I do not mean tests)
    1. Tusv 15 March 2020 18: 24 New
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      Quote: LMN
      Are there exercises with special combat units?

      Imagine a special warhead was launched during exercises in the Baltic Sea. I'm not talking about Rashia Today, what Gretta Tumberg will say repeat And most likely in pure Russian lol
      1. LMN
        LMN 15 March 2020 18: 36 New
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        Quote: Tusv
        Imagine a special warhead was launched during exercises in the Baltic Sea. I'm not talking about Rashia Today, what Gretta Tumberg will say repeat And most likely in pure Russian lol

        If we start using special warheads during exercises, it seems to me that not only Gretta Tumberg will speak Russian. lol
        1. cniza 15 March 2020 18: 46 New
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          Or maybe it's time already, otherwise we forgive them everything ...
          1. LMN
            LMN 15 March 2020 18: 54 New
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            Quote: cniza
            Or maybe it's time already, otherwise we forgive them everything ...

            Somehow harsh, right away like that lol
            They got into the Turks by chance without special warheads and it came to be sort of like repeat
            1. cniza 15 March 2020 18: 56 New
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              So it worked for the Turks without warheads, but these do not understand ... yes
              1. LMN
                LMN 15 March 2020 18: 58 New
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                Quote: cniza
                So it worked for the Turks without warheads, but these do not understand ... yes

                If by chance, then I'm for repeat
                1. cniza 15 March 2020 19: 53 New
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                  Of course, only by accident. lol
    2. Cowbra 15 March 2020 18: 27 New
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      Quote: LMN
      Are there exercises with special combat units?

      In the USA - they do happen))) I remember that they've already messed up once - they used to screw inert bonbs on one wing, and vigorous ones on the other ... It was discovered only upon arrival at the airport ... It’s a pity they didn’t throw it off, it’s possible to wave "would downplay
      1. Tusv 15 March 2020 18: 32 New
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        Quote: Cowbra
        I remember they already beguiled once

        I remember that we drove them Polaris after unsuccessful exercises with special warheads
        1. LMN
          LMN 15 March 2020 18: 46 New
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          Quote: Tusv
          I remember that we drove them Polaris after unsuccessful exercises with special warheads

          What is the story? smile
  11. Operator 15 March 2020 18: 27 New
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    The F-15E Strike Eagle is not a fighter, but a double strike aircraft (Soviet-class fighter-bomber).
    1. Tusv 15 March 2020 18: 39 New
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      F - Fighter (Fighter), B - Bomber (Bomber), A - Attack (Attack aircraft). According to the Soviet classification F / B
      1. Operator 15 March 2020 18: 48 New
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        In the title of F-15E is the word Strike - hit. The presence of a double cabin and conformal fuel tanks reduce the available overload of the aircraft, which clearly characterizes it not as a fighter.
        1. Grigory_45 15 March 2020 20: 07 New
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          Quote: Operator
          The presence of a double cabin and conformal fuel tanks reduce the available overload of the aircraft, which clearly characterizes it not as a fighter.

          Hey, Pasans, they don’t count us as fighters !!!




          In fact, now there are no clean fighters. All of them are multifunctional machines, i.e. fighter bombers (some more, some less)
  12. Victor March 47 15 March 2020 18: 41 New
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    Quote: dirk182
    over Nevada, let them at least lose everything

    Better, of course, over Berlin. So that the Germans can see for themselves what a club is over their heads, and, finally, they begin to respect their country. Not like Aloizych, but like normal people.
  13. Pavel57 15 March 2020 19: 35 New
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    You can throw a nuclear bomb with Hermes.
  14. Old partisan 15 March 2020 20: 33 New
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    For every 50 kt we will answer 1 mt
  15. Ryaruav 15 March 2020 21: 27 New
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    I am sure our guys make training flights the same way, but there is a question America, in terms of YAO, they write to kakat and Russia from where plus the same old test bk we don’t carry out the answer, where are we cooler and coronavirus is smart fans wherever Smolensk is clean and who has 75000 rubles for trips you know that when you leave our Russia forever, 99,9% of our good, competent audience will say the next tick has reclined the dog
    1. Linxs 16 March 2020 02: 52 New
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      Abyrval.
      What are you?
      Russian language missed. I did not read the primer. My do not understand?
  16. nemez 15 March 2020 21: 29 New
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    Quote: fruit_cake
    Will cities infected by zombies bomb?

    Are you about Ukrainians?
  17. JonnyT 15 March 2020 22: 12 New
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    Dear, who can tell - what area is guaranteed to destroy 50 kilotons?

    All this is disgusting. Now, any (from the point of view of a civilian layman) aircraft is a potential carrier of nuclear weapons