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Flight tests show B61-12 compatible with F-15E Strike Eagle

Via Sandia National Laboratories:

“Dropped from above 25,000 feet, the mock B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb was in the air for approximately 55 seconds before hitting and embedding in the lakebed, splashing a 40- to 50-foot puff of desert dust from the designated impact area at Sandia National Laboratories’ Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.”

The platform for the tactical nuke? The common F-15E.

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