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US dropped 27 thousand tons of bombs on Iraq
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The US Air Force deployed for the first time seven crews of B-52s in a military operation dubbed “The Secret Squirrel” used to destroy infrastructure and communications in the 1991 Gulf War. 27 thousand tons of bombs on Iraq .
The report said that the use of these heavy aircraft was the first key to defeat the army of Saddam, whose forces invaded neighboring Kuwait, where the strikes marked the real beginning of Operation Desert Storm military.
"Operation Secret Chipmunks was the longest sortie over 14,000 miles in 35 hours and 24 minutes," retired officer Russell Mather said. Furthermore, the covert operation set the standard for long-range air strikes, as we also learned how physiologically difficult, to perform these tasks and prepare the human body to fly for 30 or 40 hours. ”
He added that "B-52 aircraft proved their ability to play a decisive role has flown nearly 70 pilots of the crew members and 1741 missions totaling 15,269 combat hours were carried out during the dropping of 27 thousand tons of bombs on Iraq ."
"These operations were kept secret until the end of 1992 when they were uncovered after crew members were awarded medals and medals for their role in the war. Finished / 25 z
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