US Air Force heavy bomber lands in Poland amid Russia’s wᴀʀ against Ukraine

Posted By stdaily
Posted On September 5, 2022

US Air Force heavy bomber lands in Poland amid Russia’s wᴀʀ against Ukraine


The Polish Minister of Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, reported that U.S. Air Force B-52H heavy bomber aircraft landed in Poland amid Russia’s invasion of Ukʀᴀine.

“A B-52 bomber has arrived in Poland today. Our interoperability and capabilities to defend NATO’s eastern flank are growing,” Błaszczak said at Twitter.

He also added that Polish-American cooperation is getting closer.

B-52, also called Stratofortress, U.S. long-range heavy bomber, designed by the Boeing Company in 1948, first flown in 1952, and first delivered for military service in 1955.

The appearance of the B-52 in Poland poses a real threat to Russia, this type of heavy bomber can carry nuclear or precision-guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations.

The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet.

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