90 Miles From Tyranny : Watch: Islamic State-Infested Island Cleared by 80,000 Pounds of U.S. Bombs

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Watch: Islamic State-Infested Island Cleared by 80,000 Pounds of U.S. Bombs



An island in Iraq home to Islamic State terrorists was annihilated Tuesday night by almost 80,000 pounds of bombs dropped from combined U.S. and allied warplanes.


Dramatic aerial footage shows multiple explosions as bombs hit Qanus Island followed by huge mushroom clouds billowing into the air over the Tigris River.

U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagle and F-35A Lightning II aircraft flew alongside Iraqi air force aircraft to decimate the target in Saladin province in an operation to destroy a major terror transit hub from Syria and the Jazeera desert into Mosul, Makhmour and Kirkuk in Iraq, CJTF-OIR said on September 10.

Qanus island is near the U.S. forward operating base in Qayyarah.



The F-35A weapons payload is about 8,100 kg (18,000 lbs) while an F-15 can carry 13,380 kg (29,500 lbs).

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2 comments:

  1. If they only decimated the target they didn't do a very good job.

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  2. Just a thought, the B17 in WW2 could carry 4,000 pounds in internal load. The F 35 can carry almost 5 times that much. An F35 has a single pilot, the B 17 took a 10 man crew.
    One plane, one pilot, and more bombs than 4 WW2 bombers and 40 crew.

    Thank you, Free Enterprise and Modern Technology.

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