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Video Features B-52 Stratofortress unleashing a 20 feet long $1 Million Nuclear Missile

Video Features B-52 Stratofortress unleashing a 20 feet long $1 Million Nuclear Missile

In this article, we will share with you Video of B-52 Stratofortress unleashing a 20 feet long $1 Million Nuclear Missile

The AGM-86 is an air-launched cruise missile designed for use on the B-52 Stratofortress. This gigantic missile has a weight of over 3,000 lbs, a length of 20 feet and packs a killer punch.

The AGM-86 sports a price tag of $1,000,000 due to its nuclear armament and pinpoint precision when locating targets.

Due to its cruising capability, this missile can be launched far from combat zones without putting the B-52s in harm’s way. The AGM-86 may cost a lost but as you can see in this video clip you certainly get some bang for your buck.

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s.

The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress has been a mainstay of the United States Air Force for over 60 years and keeps going strong.

The B-52 stands by two sayings

  • If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
  • You name it, we bomb it

This bomber has an impressive array of weapons in its arsenal, but the big standout has to be the Boeing AGM-86 cruise missile.

AGM-86 ALCM

The AGM-86 ALCM is an American subsonic air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) built by Boeing and operated by the United States Air Force. This missile was developed to increase the effectiveness and survivability of the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber. In combination, the missile dilutes an enemy’s forces and complicates air defense of its territory.

Loading three AGM-86 ALCM on a B-52 at Minot Air Force Base
Loading an AGM-86 ALCM on a B-52 Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base (Photo by Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch or Senior Airman Andrew Crawford)

 

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