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Whiteman AFB Has Released A Short Clip That Shows A B-2 Dropping Two 30,000-Pound GBU-57 Bunker Buster Bombs

As explained in an article we published last year, there are just a few images showing the GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrator carried by (or next to) a B-2 Spirit, the weapon’s intended platform of the large 30,000-lb (14,000 kg) bunker buster bomb. One of these is the photo we published in 2013, here,as well as the video of the B-2 dropping one of the two MOPs the stealth bomber can carry in its internal bomb bay that we found in a clip by the 393rd Bomb Squadron, one of the units that operate the Spirit stealth bomber as part of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base Missouri, in October 2017.

However, we got a new glimpse at the MOP in a new video released by the 509th Bomb Wing that shows B-2 Spirit bombers doing a lot of different things, including air-to-air refueling with the Spirit’s peculiar rotating dorsal receptacle (once the refueling has finished the fuel intake required to connect with the tanker’s flying boom can’t remain exposed as it would become RCS “hotspot”) filmed in 2015; launching for a Global Strike Mission in Libya in 2017; generating a condensation cloud (that looks like some sort of cloaking trick – but it is not); and dropping two GBU-57s.

The clip is short, you can see the two bombs released from the internal weapon bay around 00:36:

 

 

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