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60 Years of the B-52April 15 marks the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the nationís ubiquitous B-52 Stratofortress bomber.

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#1 Pepper

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

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60 Years of the B-52

April 15 marks the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the nation’s ubiquitous B-52 Stratofortress bomber.



The Air Force’s newest B-52 turns 50


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#2 Pepper

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:25 AM

They are rugged. Who needs a rudder? We don't need no stinkin' parts!


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A Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (61-023) flying with its vertical stabilizer sheared off. The aircraft was being used as a testbed to identify structural weaknesses in the airframe when the event occurred. The crew, with the assistance of Boeing engineers on the ground, was able to land the aircraft safely.


#3 RandyM

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Pepper!!

What a great plane! We're the same age but it is MUCH more accomplished than I am.

#4 NCTexan

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

1952 Ford... puts the design and staying power of the BUF into perspective.

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#5 Valin

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

Peace Is Our Profession
War Is just a Hobby



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGLgZ8htLI4

#6 Pepper

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

Valin,
that there's a couple of bucks worth of bombs.

#7 Valin

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

Valin,
that there's a couple of bucks worth of bombs.


I've always been something of a fan of rubble bouncing.





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