Unit prepped nuclear bomber in 30 hours. And still passed inspection. | Danger Room

Perhaps the most curious passing grade was handed out to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The unit encountered “numerous maintenance equipment reliability issues” during its test, according to an inspection report obtained by the blog In From the Cold under FOIA. Those problems included “six failed weapons load trailers, 5 failed power generators, power controller unit failure and 2 [Common Strategic Rotary Launcher] issues.”

On the fourth attempt, after 30 hours of trying, the wing finally managed to get a nuclear cruise missile “pylon” onto a single B-52 bomber.