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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force against North Korea, South Korean officials said.

The U.S. often sends powerful warplanes in times of heightened animosities with North Korea, and flew B-1B bombers several times this year as the North conducted a series of banned ballistic missile tests.

Tuesday’s flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a U.S. college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity.

Seoul’s Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.

The U.S. military said the bombers conducted two separate drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces. It said the flights demonstrated solidarity among South Korea, Japan and the United States “to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater.”

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Function   Long-range, multi-role, heavy bomber
Power plant   Four General Electric F101-GE-102 turbofan engine with afterburner
Thrust   30,000-plus pounds with afterburner, per engine
Wingspan   137 ft (41.8 m) extended forward, 79 ft (24.1 m) swept aft
Length   146 ft (44.5 meters)
Height   34 ft (10.4 meters)
Weight   Approximately 190,000 lbs (86,183 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight   477,000 lbs (216,634 kg)
Fuel Capacity   265,274 lbs (120,326 kg)
Payload   75,000 lbs internal (34,019 kg), 50,000 lbs (22,679 kg)
Speed   900-plus mph (Mach 1.2 at sea level)
Range   Intercontinental
Ceiling   More than 30,000 ft (9,144 m)
Crew   4 (aircraft commander, copilot, and two weapon systems officers)
Inventory   66



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Re: US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 08:35:43 PM »
Wow!!

Thrust   30,000-plus pounds with afterburner, per engine
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Re: US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
Wow!!

Thrust   30,000-plus pounds with afterburner, per engine
Sonic boom at 100' above ground. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 08:47:14 PM »
Sonic boom at 100' above ground. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The Sonic Boom could put out the lights they do have.   :lol:
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Re: US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 09:03:33 PM »
The fly boys coming over our place sometime come in so low you can look out the back windows and there eye level.  But there over 500 ft. about the river.  It's great to be out on the back deck when they do that.   
A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.- James Freeman Clarke

Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

 

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