The B-52 - Page 2




 
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March 10th, 2005  
The Other Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
So was the Valkyrie XB-70 but that was cancelled. The B-52 is still a superb carpet bombing platform that does exactly what's asked of it.
My favorite aircraft. 8) 8)
March 10th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Other Guy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppleganger
So was the Valkyrie XB-70 but that was cancelled. The B-52 is still a superb carpet bombing platform that does exactly what's asked of it.
My favorite aircraft. 8) 8)
I just think it's one of the most beautiful machines ever to be built by man.
March 10th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
i liked the story that came out two years ago ( i think) about a son serving on the same airframe as his father did during vietnam
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March 11th, 2005  
Darcia
 
The B-1's are slwoly being phased out themsleves,so doubt they will replace them. Also I hard the B-52 would last until like 2052 cause some people were talking how it would be about 100 years old before it left the American Airforce.(Then it gets sold off to alot of poorer nations most likly)
March 11th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Actually Darcia, we're both right. The current AF plans beginning the retirement in 2032 but according to calculations about the operational economics of the upper wing surface, the current B-52 fleet can theoretically be in service until 2052.
March 11th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Old workhorses. Hope they use it a bit more.

Too bad the WW2 Planes are over now. Those days must have been exciting to be in one of those planes and dogfighting.

Might even purchase one later on
March 11th, 2005  
Darcia
 
Well you probably could buy um The deadly weapons of yesterday are the toys of today.
March 11th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
nawwww not exciting enuff to fly. I want the thrill of those ww2 planes
March 11th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
When a B-52 with it's war paint, wingtips almost on the ground, and loaded with a full payload slowly takes off, the enemy starts to wonder if their hole was dug deep enough. Just a picture is enough to convince me that I would hate to be on the same continent as the target.
March 12th, 2005  
The Other Guy
 
 
http://danshistory.com/b52_1.jpg

A B-52 with its lovely assortment of weaponry use to turn an enemy base into just another hole in the desert.