Powerful American bombers over Europe. B-52 Stratofortress can fly with up to 31.5 tons of weapons

Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew over the south-east region of Europe on August 22. Another blatant demonstration of NATO’s commitment to border defence comes from US bombers flying over Europe. However, they went over Croatia, North Macedonia, Albania, and the Montenegrin Adriatic coast rather than the nations bordering Belarus, Russia, or Ukraine.

B-52 Stratofortress


Although they are now stationed at a British facility, these two powerful American bombers are actually part of the 23rd Bomber Squadron at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. As they flew rather low, you could see them in the sky and experience the “spirit of NATO” for yourself. They started their flying voyage from their current home base, RAF Fairford in the UK.

The 1952-built Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber was manufactured between 1952 and 1962 and is currently still in use by the US Air Force as a strategic bomber. These old eight-engine military aircraft have been in continuous service ever since they were ordered by 102 B-52H bombers during the Cold War and the first ones were delivered in May 1961.

They will stay there for a number of decades since all of the copies currently in use are being modernised with new LCD screens, on-board computers, and communication links that adhere to a higher standard. These bombers still meet the requirements for completing conventional and nuclear missions despite the passage of time, but in both scenarios, they will see advances in terms of their employment.

This is particularly true for the replacement of the TF33 engines with the Rolls Royce F130 engines, which will not only keep the B-52 in the air but also give these bombers a longer range, more durability, and flexibility in how they are used by the Air Force, as well as lower fuel and maintenance costs.

The versions of today are very different from those of several decades ago, notably in terms of advancement through numerous modernizations. The most crucial aspect, however, could not be altered, according to Colonel Robert Burgess, who recalled that “the plane was created in 1960. As you go into the cockpit, it looks like a 1960’s cockpit. It flies like a plane from the 1960s. This does not, however, stop the US from using it going forwards.

This is particularly true for the replacement of the TF33 engines with the Rolls Royce F130 engines, which will not only keep the B-52 in the air but also give these bombers a longer range, more durability, and flexibility in how they are used by the Air Force, as well as lower fuel and maintenance costs.

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