B-52’s Weapons

The B-52H, which is the only version still in service with the US Air Force, is armed with an awesome array of conventional weapons that can literally wipe out several enemy military bases off the face of the earth. With the latest weapons upgrade done in 2014, in which rotary launchers were added, this powerful American bomber increased its bombload capacity up to 80,000 lb (38,000 kg) of smart bombs and missiles of all sort.

Cruise Missiles

– 16 AGM-158 JASSM (anti-bunker)

– 6 AGM-86 ALCM

– 6 AGM-129C

– 12 AGM-142 Have Nap / Popeye

– 12 AGM-84 Harpoon (anti-ship)

Smart Bombs

– 12 AGM-154 (anti-bunker)

– 24 JDAM-84

– 24 GBU-24 Paveway III

– 2 or 1 GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb

During the Vietnam War, the B-52 bomber was armed with one 20mm M61 Vulcan gun and carried 31,000 kg of Mk-82 and Mk-84 conventional gravity bombs.

Below: a B-52H exhibit its weaponry


B-52s unleashing its weapons (Video)

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