Here's How Many Weapons a B-52 Bomber Can Hold

By Casey Chan on at

The B-52 Bomber has been around since the 1950s. It’s a legendary beast that stretches 47 metres in length, has a wingspan of 56 metres, and stands 12 metres tall.

Known as the BUFF (that’s for Big Ugly Fat Fucker), it can hold nine weapons on each wing and 27 more inside the weapons bay, and ore devastatingly, it can also hold eight nukes inside. That totals over 30 tonnes of weaponry – or 70,000 pounds in weight – that this beast can carry.

Big and ugly, indeed.

Top B-52H image via Wikimedia