The United States Air Force wanted to demonstrate that the B-1B supersonic stealth bomber, affectionately named the “bone,” is an effective weapon against Iranian high-speed military boats, Somali pirates, other surface sea vessels, or at this point, anything that floats. So, in an act described as “using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut,” they let the “bone” loose and it dropped the fucking hammer on an unmanned speedboat in the form of a 2,000-pound laser-guided bomb.
If you aren’t erect right now, you don’t have a pulse.
Asked about the display, Lt. Col. Alejandro Gomez said, “This evaluation solidifies what our crew members have already known: We can strike surface targets.” Yep, you read that correctly. The Air Force just wanted to remind themselves, and anyone else who may be wondering, that they can blow shit up with payload to spare.
God bless America.
[via The Aviationist]