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The Americans first used the B-52 bomber against Islamists in Iraq

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For the first time, the US Air Force used the B-52 strategic bomber to attack IG targets in Iraq, reports RIA News the message of the representative of the American command in the Middle East Stephen Warren.


The Americans first used the B-52 bomber against Islamists in Iraq


The blow was struck on Monday, but it was reported only now. Type of used ammunition is not specified.

According to Warren, “the goal was a warehouse with weapons militants near the city Kayara.

He noted that "B-52, who arrived earlier in the region, will deliver the same exact blows that we have seen during the previous twenty months in this theater (of military operations)."

Help Agency: “The B-52 is a multifunctional heavy ultra-long intercontinental strategic second-generation missile carrier bomber that has been in service since 1955. It remains the main long-range aircraft. aviation US Air Force. The B-52 can carry 31,5 tons of bomb load, including conventional, precision and nuclear weapons. ”
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AFP 2016 / US Air Force
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  1. avvg
    avvg April 21 2016 09: 40
    0
    Is there any sense in these exact blows? In my opinion, there will be no sense in this.
    1. sdc_alex
      sdc_alex April 21 2016 09: 47
      +27
      Quote: avvg
      “B-52, who arrived earlier in the region, will deliver the exact same blows that we saw during the previous twenty months in this theater (military operations)”


      Translating: "As before, we will bomb weddings, hospitals and excavators!"
      The scribe came (or flew in) to all the earthmoving equipment in Iraq.

      United States
      1. DMB_95
        DMB_95 April 21 2016 09: 55
        +8
        Yes, it is unlikely that these g / ns drove their "strategist" to erase some warehouse. It even became interesting - why the hell did they need the B-52 there? Expensive pleasure - to chase him for nothing.
        1. jjj
          jjj April 21 2016 10: 01
          +3
          Well, the Americans began to imitate Russia. Come far, however
          1. Simon
            Simon April 21 2016 11: 19
            +3
            Yeah, they want to show that they can bomb the same thing. Only they with the B-52, during the Vietnamese intervention, only succeeded in bombing with carpet bombing, where precision is not necessary, bombing everything in a row is their masterpiece. The desert was bombed in Syria, and the militants laughed and attacked until Russia came to the aid of the Syrians.
        2. Dam
          Dam April 21 2016 10: 25
          +4
          I think they conduct combat training of the crew, maybe something new is being tested on it.
        3. Koshak
          Koshak April 21 2016 11: 55
          0
          Quote: DMB_95
          Yes, it is unlikely that these g / ns drove their "strategist" to erase some warehouse. It even became interesting - why the hell did they need the B-52 there? Expensive pleasure - to chase him for nothing.

          And they have nothing else.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 April 21 2016 22: 18
        0
        He noted that “B-52, which arrived earlier in the region, will the same exact shots that we saw in the previous twenty months

        laughing laughing laughing In vain he said this.
        Excavators, hospitals and transformers-whoever didn’t hide, the United States is not to blame! laughing
    2. cniza
      cniza April 21 2016 09: 47
      +3
      We decided to practice.
      1. nafanal
        nafanal April 21 2016 11: 15
        +2
        Yes, no. Previously, Lancers ironed. And a week ago they were banned from flights. Some kind of trouble with the engine. And all at once. Here we drove the old man. It seems like we are also fighting
    3. CHILD
      CHILD April 21 2016 10: 10
      0
      PR for taxpayers .... but what did our whists do, the same needs to be demonstrated))) ... maybe it’s about the money? ... and what are they dumping with the strategist ... the warehouses of their old bombs can be disposed of .... although it is always about money))))
      1. Pavel Tsybai
        Pavel Tsybai April 21 2016 11: 05
        +1
        EXCAVATORS BEWARE
    4. Sly
      Sly April 21 2016 11: 03
      +1
      yes really applied? ) Have seen enough of our TU-160 in Syria or what? ))) you are late gentlemen americos)
    5. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 21 2016 22: 13
      0
      The Americans first used the B-52 bomber against Islamists in Iraq

      Monkey in its purest form! We looked at our Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 and we decided to identity too wassat show how cool they can bomb the desert! lol
    6. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 21 2016 22: 34
      0
      The Americans first used the B-52 bomber against Islamists in Iraq

      It’s just going to be a beautiful television picture for American taxpayers. They will show with the corresponding bravura comment, and in americosos everyone will be sure that they are the coolest salami! To the election campaign, someone is not sickly votes will add this plot.
    7. 4ekist
      4ekist April 21 2016 23: 58
      0
      Of course, there will be sense, the B-52 covers hectares of the area.
  2. NAV-STAR
    NAV-STAR April 21 2016 09: 41
    +1
    Starichkov released cokes, workhorses. In Vietnam they were nipped great.
  3. salad
    salad April 21 2016 09: 43
    0
    Pension in the sky))) laughing
    1. Old officer
      Old officer April 21 2016 16: 09
      +1
      In the sky, my future medal
  4. Altona
    Altona April 21 2016 09: 43
    +1
    They also decided to train pilots of long-range aviation.
  5. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m April 21 2016 09: 43
    +9
    “The B-52, which had arrived earlier in the region, will deliver the exact same blows that we saw during the previous twenty months in this theater (military operations).”

    Not a single ammunition depot was damaged as a result of the strikes. The accuracy of the blows is maintained at the same level.
  6. GeorgeSev85
    GeorgeSev85 April 21 2016 09: 44
    +1
    Phahahahah ok ... well, 1 and 2 tractors destroyed?
  7. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 21 2016 09: 47
    +3
    The United States has taken the path of demonstrating its military capabilities.
    Earlier this was done by Russia.
    Comparison is not in favor of the United States ...
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 April 21 2016 22: 22
      0
      Quote: Pvi1206
      The United States has taken the path of demonstrating its military capabilities.
      Earlier this was done by Russia.
      Comparison is not in favor of the USA...

      Totally agree with you. good
  8. 2224460
    2224460 April 21 2016 09: 51
    +2
    According to Warren, "the target was a militant weapons depot in the Kayar area."
    As I understand it, the militants of the igil were thrown down the arms depot, because something is hardly believed in the bombing.
  9. antiexpert
    antiexpert April 21 2016 09: 52
    +1
    It became envious how the Russian Federation used long-range aviation, or the generals received a star-wheel, and, groaning, they lifted their carts into the sky))
  10. Kentucky
    Kentucky April 21 2016 09: 54
    0
    I wonder what they bombed .. It is clear that not with "lionfish". For this business there are a lot of destroyers in the region.
  11. engineer74
    engineer74 April 21 2016 09: 56
    +4
    Russia began the operation of the Aerospace Forces - the whole of Europe sent half an aircraft to the fight against terrorism, Russia used strategic aviation - the United States pulled a whole bomber! We are waiting for the "Axes" to fly into excavators! smile
  12. gukoyan
    gukoyan April 21 2016 09: 58
    +4
    B-52, for point strikes?
    Well, at least it's stupid.
  13. Stiletto
    Stiletto April 21 2016 09: 58
    +2
    Nah, Barack - how not to puff - Putin has never been. Even your brother terrorists will laugh at you with such efficiency soon laughing
  14. McLuha-MacLeod
    McLuha-MacLeod April 21 2016 10: 06
    0
    B-52 against pickups and stashes is very cool, purely American. It's like a cannon on sparrows
  15. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 21 2016 10: 07
    +15
    The smoking room is alive, because it has probably been flying for more than 50 years, and some of them shout at VO that our equipment is old. After all, the point is not that old or new, but whether it is able to carry out what is required of it at the moment and at the same time remain in a healthy state. So that the cost of its maintenance does not go beyond reasonable limits and its performance characteristics meet modern requirements. What is the difference in the end where the bombs come from.
    Here are our beauties, albeit veterans:
  16. demiurg
    demiurg April 21 2016 10: 08
    0
    31 tons of cast iron. The most bombing is a village or two. Or blackmail with destruction, in secret negotiations. First, close the bomb, and then with an innocent look to inquire about the desire for cooperation. And the plane should be in sight. The Americans, if they wanted, from Guam, were taken out by strategists.
  17. Masya masya
    Masya masya April 21 2016 10: 08
    +4
    "The target was a warehouse with militants' weapons," with a goal, of course, I don't understand, did you hit? I doubt something ... wink
  18. tomket
    tomket April 21 2016 10: 08
    +3
    The point of using b-52 would be a) if Iraq did not have bases for basing tactical aircraft, and indeed in the region in the vicinity. b) dump tons of bombs on 30 fighters at a time. There is no need for either. therefore, pure propaganda, they say, and we have strategists.
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 21 2016 14: 19
      +1
      Quote: tomket
      The point of using the b-52 would be a) if Iraq did not have bases for basing tactical aircraft, and indeed in the region in the vicinity. b) dump 30 tons of bombs at a time on fighters. There is no need for either. therefore, pure propaganda, they say, and we have strategists

      Instead of driving a large number of F-15Es and F-16s, a much smaller number of B-52s can be used.
      For example, the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria at one time made more than 100 sorties per day. When using heavy bombers, the number of sorties could be reduced to 30, due to the larger bomb load.
  19. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur April 21 2016 10: 09
    +2
    Why are the guys angry or what? In two years, one bomber was sent. Like how cool we are!
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    2. Igor Polovodov
      Igor Polovodov April 21 2016 10: 42
      +1
      What kind of boys are they? GOPNIK! If not worse!
  20. Speaker
    Speaker April 21 2016 10: 11
    +2
    The United States Air Force first used the B-52 strategic bomber to strike at IS facilities in Iraq, RIA Novosti reports a message from the representative of the US command in the Middle East, Stephen Warren.

    An urgent need to cancel all celebrations and repair and construction work in Iraq, during the bombing by the Americans.
  21. raid14
    raid14 April 21 2016 10: 22
    0
    About the use of types of aerial ammunition, the Americans modestly kept silent, where are the cries of "human rights activists" about the "bloody" carpet bombing of Iraqi civilians, photos of destroyed hospitals and schools published on Twitter and Facebook?
  22. iliya87
    iliya87 April 21 2016 10: 25
    +1
    Again for the sake of bombing, or rather pull the loot into the defense industry and nothing more.
  23. Pitot
    Pitot April 21 2016 10: 25
    0
    In other people's affairs, like fleas in the balls.
  24. Grigorievich
    Grigorievich April 21 2016 10: 29
    +2
    Our strategists tested cruise missile launches from different distances for previously explored targets, and placed the B52 nearby and in the ammunition depot? wassat It's like an elephant in a china shop.
  25. askort154
    askort154 April 21 2016 10: 32
    +1
    Until March, B-1s were based in Iraq which were replaced by a B-52.
    The B-1 required a revision of the cabin (according to the official version).
  26. JonnyT
    JonnyT April 21 2016 10: 32
    +2
    Missile carrier ????? Do they really have rockets for him ?????

    This is nothing more than a show of strength, after the NATO-RF Council.
  27. demiurg
    demiurg April 21 2016 10: 41
    +5
    And again, a quote from an imperishable film.

    Our goal is to destroy the nuclear installation at the heights shown here. This is your main goal. If you fail to strike at the main target, then strike at the secondary: one of them is a factory for the production of accordions, the second is a school of pantomime art.


    If the B-52 will throw simple bombs, then you can, in principle, not aim, cover all three targets at once.
  28. Taygerus
    Taygerus April 21 2016 10: 53
    +1
    They began to repeat after us, striped nits, embarrassed with their coalition, so for us, they started to arrange showy bombings for us, all the hone of construction equipment, excavators in horror
  29. Kentucky
    Kentucky April 21 2016 10: 57
    0
    In the stash at the Pentagon there is a "ten-ton". Interestingly, it was used for combat purposes in addition to the range.
  30. HAM
    HAM April 21 2016 11: 00
    +1
    “B-52, who arrived earlier in the region, will deliver the same accurate strikes ........

    Well, the end to the remaining excavators with hospitals ...
  31. vglazunov
    vglazunov April 21 2016 11: 12
    0
    The following aircraft are the airships and devices of Leonardo da Vinci laughing
  32. Wolverine
    Wolverine April 21 2016 11: 14
    0
    They no longer scare anyone, everything, the train left ...
  33. Mister22408
    Mister22408 April 21 2016 11: 31
    0
    Dumped the warehouse to the warehouse. I wonder which one is bigger? repeat
  34. sabakina
    sabakina April 21 2016 12: 20
    +3
    The blow was struck on Monday, but it was reported only now. Type of used ammunition is not specified.

    Apparently, for three days they were looking for where they got and whether they got at all ...
    Secondly, why should we take their word for it? We are not geltelmen, but barbarians ...
  35. Rostislav
    Rostislav April 21 2016 12: 36
    +3
    What, ISIS brought new excavators?
  36. Executer
    Executer April 21 2016 13: 08
    0
    We look forward to when these flying fortresses hold carpet sweeps in the Turks!
  37. sergeyzzz
    sergeyzzz April 21 2016 13: 13
    +1
    Quote: DMB_95
    Yes, it is unlikely that these g / ns drove their "strategist" to erase some warehouse. It even became interesting - why the hell did they need the B-52 there? Expensive pleasure - to chase him for nothing.

    They need B-52 there for the same reason why they are driving a cookie around Russia - to frighten Putin and bargain for themselves in the negotiation of concessions. It is not for nothing that they frequented Moscow - our government was being pressed on some issues.
  38. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 April 21 2016 18: 17
    +1
    Again, a "stone" in our garden, they just will not drive such a "fool" to throw a few bombs on someone who is not clear. A demarche and a warning to Russia, we are near.
  39. bovig
    bovig April 21 2016 18: 41
    +1
    The blow was struck on Monday, but it was reported only now. Type of used ammunition is not specified.

    Whether the warehouses suffered as a result of the bombing is also not specified ...
  40. Denis Skiff
    Denis Skiff April 21 2016 21: 06
    0
    which bombs were dropped?