Air Force Sets Another B-52 Smart Bomb Record in Afghanistan

Air Force Sets Another B-52 Smart Bomb Record in Afghanistan
U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt Patrick Evenson

The B-52 Stratofortress this week set another record for the number of smart bombs dropped from the iconic bomber, officials said Tuesday.

Over the past 96 hours in Afghanistan, the aircraft played a leading role against the Taliban, striking the militant group's training facilities in Badakhshan province with 24 smart bombs, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said in a release. That's up from a previous record set in November of 19 precision-guided munitions.

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