Two U.S. Air Force B-52s Just Hunted Down A Destroyer And Practiced Sinking It
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September 8, 2020 - by David Axe for www.forbes.com
On Aug. 22, six U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers deployed from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota across the Arctic to the Royal Air Force base at Fairford.
Since arriving in the United Kingdom, the eight-engine bombers have stayed ... busy. On Monday morning, two of the subsonic B-52s—call-signs "Bush 11" and "Bush 12"—flew south to the Mediterranean Sea, linked up with four Moroccan air force F-16s and practiced finding and sinking a U.S. Navy destroyer, dramatically demonstrating the bomber's latent anti-ship prowess.
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