B-52 Stratofortress Carpet Bombing

B-52 Stratofortress jet bomber, carpet bombing a uninhabited island used as target with 45 M117s bombs during exercises. Their large size allows for long periods airborne, however their targeting system is cumbersome. For close air support, B-52s rely on targeting coordinates generated from latitude and longitude, while most aircraft used in support of ground operations locate their targets with grid coordinates.

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