The B-52 Stratofortress can carry up to 30,000 pounds of weapons, including—most importantly!—nukes. And it can carry them virtually all around the planet, designed to start (or retaliate) nuclear warfare. Here's a look at armageddon, in night vision.

This video, from the Red Flag wargames that recently went down in Nevada, should give you a pretty good look at how complicated (and tense!) operating this Cold War beast is, even in peacetime. Now just imagining operating in the dark while you're flying over China with 20 nukes in your belly. [The Aviationist]