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American strategic bombers B-52H Stratofortress as carriers of weapons lost nuclear bombs of the B61-7 and B83-1, but retained a cruise missile AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) class “air — ground” with a thermonuclear warhead W80-1, according to The Drive.
A carrier thermonuclear bombs of the B61-7, B61-11 and B83-1, writes the American edition will stay created by stealth technology strategic bombers b-2A Spirit.
According to The Drive, such a decision is explained by the fact that since the 1950s years the Pentagon has been concerned about the possibility of a B-52H Stratofortress in the penetration area air defense (PVO) of a potential enemy, for which these aircraft used the technique of approaching at low altitudes with the subsequent missile launch.
The newspaper reminds that the operation of B-52H Stratofortress will last until at least 2050, and in the future these bombers unable to hypersonic missiles.
In June 2019 B-52H Stratofortress at Edwards AFB (CA), air force (USAF), the United States made its first flight at hypersonic aeroballistic missile AGM-183A.
In April of the same year there was a video of the starting powder starters two of the eight turbofan engines TF33-P/103 B-52H Stratofortress.
Video, photo All from Russia.