The first flight of a strategic bomber B-52 Stratofortress of the Air Force (USAF) of the USA with a hypersonic aero-ballistic missile AGM-183A hit the video. The corresponding video on Twitter published Edwards Air Base (California).
There, the military posted pictures from the AGM-183A, portable B-52 Stratofortress. They are followed in particular by the fact that a bomber with serial number 60-0036 and the unofficial name Tagboard Flyer took part in the tests, and under one wing of the aircraft two hypersonic rockets could fit.
The test flight of a bomber with a promising weapon took place on June 12 at Edwards Air Base (California). A rocket without a warhead was suspended under one of the wings of the bomber and was there during the entire flight time. During the tests, the effects of vibrations and air resistance on the arms and external suspension of the aircraft were monitored.
In April, a video of the launch of the powder starters of two of the eight turbofan engines TF33-P / 103 B-52 Stratofortress appeared. The use of powder starters has reduced the launch time of the aircraft from an hour to ten minutes, freeing up the need to use ground equipment.
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is in service with the US Air Force since February 1955. In the years 1952-1962, more than 700 such bombers were produced, of which to date the US military has less than 80 vehicles left.
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