Video: Watch a B-2 Bomber Destroy an Airfield with 80 Bombs
A few years ago, the Air Force ran one test of the B-2 with the 500-pound JDAMs. The plane was loaded with 80 inert versions of the GBU-38 and was sent to hit a simulated airfield in Utah. In addition to two runways, there were other targets simulated, including a SA-6 “Gainful” missile site, a SS-1 Scud launch site, an aircraft revetment, a hangar, and the other accoutrements that one finds around an airfield. Think of it as a stealthy version of an Arc Light. A video of the test not only shows the number of bombs a B-2 can carry, but it also shows just how accurate JDAMs are.