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The US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber “organized” the launch of cruise missiles in St. Petersburg

The US Air Force’s B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, developed the training for launching missiles into Russian territory, according to Military Observer.

About two hours ago, the plane entered a missile launch position in St. Petersburg in the region of the island of Gotland, located at a distance of about 200 km from the northern capital.

After this maneuver, the American bomber made a sharp turn and departed in the direction of Estonia. The plane is now entering Lithuanian airspace, the source said.

Passed in the neutral airspace of the Baltic Sea, over the Gulf of Finland and left over the Baltic in the direction of the base.

The production of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft began in the late 1940s, when the US Air Force saw the need to create a jet bomber capable of carrying nuclear and conventional bombs over a distance of more than 7,000 kilometers .

In 1972, the equipment of the B – 52G and B – 52H aircraft began with Boeing SRAM aeroballistic missiles, equipped with a W – 69 nuclear warhead (100 Kt) and capable of hitting fixed targets of known coordinates at a distance of up to reach 160 km.

Each aircraft carried eight ADBs suspended on multi-position drum AKUs located in the hold. Additionally, 12 ADBs could be suspended from the underlying nodes. The missiles were intended to “clean up” the enemy’s air defense system and ensure the penetration of bombers into the target area.

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