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(The Drive)   The B-52's are reloading but will still be dancing across the sky for decades to come   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Cool, United States Air Force, B-52 Stratofortress, Barksdale Air Force Base, Nuclear weapon, B-1 Lancer, B-52H of the 2nd Bomb Wing, important weapons, Cruise missile  
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2021-07-31 3:30:19 PM  
If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says fifteen miles to the...
 
2021-07-31 3:34:59 PM  
....Miss Buffy - thinking of new ways to kill you since 1955.
 
2021-07-31 4:51:16 PM  
Which is probably why they actually partnered with DJ Cummerbund to sanction one of his amazing mashups.

DJ Cummerbund & The B-52's - Love Shack (Tik Toxic Remix) (Official Lyric Video) #wholeshackshimmay
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2021-07-31 5:44:23 PM  
Ahh, yes, the Big Ugly Fat Farker, likely to be the first military aircraft to see active service, in one version or another, for at least a century (the current B-52H first saw service 60 years ago, and may yet make it to a full century of active service all by itself).
 
2021-07-31 5:48:56 PM  
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Wooooohoooooooo!
 
2021-07-31 7:00:54 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Ahh, yes, the Big Ugly Fat Farker, likely to be the first military aircraft to see active service, in one version or another, for at least a century (the current B-52H first saw service 60 years ago, and may yet make it to a full century of active service all by itself).


The last B-52 crewman hasn't been born yet.
 
2021-07-31 8:42:07 PM  
But it wasn't a plane...
 
2021-07-31 8:44:29 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Ahh, yes, the Big Ugly Fat Farker, likely to be the first military aircraft to see active service, in one version or another, for at least a century (the current B-52H first saw service 60 years ago, and may yet make it to a full century of active service all by itself).


At least until the roof is .... Rusted
 
2021-07-31 8:44:37 PM  

SonOfSpam: ClavellBCMI: Ahh, yes, the Big Ugly Fat Farker, likely to be the first military aircraft to see active service, in one version or another, for at least a century (the current B-52H first saw service 60 years ago, and may yet make it to a full century of active service all by itself).

The last B-52 crewman hasn't been born yet.


The last tail gunner finally retired a few years ago
 
2021-07-31 9:00:06 PM  
How many times have I told you I don't want no horsing around on the airplane!
 
2021-07-31 10:17:07 PM  
I hope they took care of the problem with the tin roofs on those planes.
 
2021-07-31 10:33:17 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: ....Miss Buffy - thinking of new ways to kill you since 1955.


Funny, I didn't think she was that old.

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2021-07-31 11:00:30 PM  
But it wasn't a lock
It was a lock washer!
Lock washers, ooh-aah!

I work in a fasteners warehouse, amongst nuts, bolts, screws, and washers. That song is in my head all day.
 
2021-08-01 6:54:20 AM  
This shiat is why you don't have universal healthcare.
 
2021-08-01 7:12:24 AM  

ClavellBCMI: Ahh, yes, the Big Ugly Fat Farker, likely to be the first military aircraft to see active service, in one version or another, for at least a century (the current B-52H first saw service 60 years ago, and may yet make it to a full century of active service all by itself).


If you're up against any real enemy, ie. one with a real airforce, do they really work that well unless it's a surprise attack?

OK, I read the Russian variant could launch nuclear stealth cruise missiles with a 2k mile range, and I assume the American has similar.

But that still requires you to get kinda close in a huge ass subsonic plane with no stealth.

Awesome against Taliban and ISIS, and Russia had fun with them in Syria.


Heh, just came to think that the Afghan airforce are Super Tucanos, both ground and air attack planes. They're half as fast as the Stratofortress and the Tu95.

Speed probably wasnt a concern, even though they can carry Sidewinders.
 
2021-08-01 11:35:06 AM  
My grandfather retired from Barksdale, and they lived just a couple of blocks southwest of the end of the runway. We would walk down to a park that shared a boundary with the base to watch these big bastards take off. Good times.
 
2021-08-01 12:31:19 PM  

padraig: This shiat is why you don't have universal healthcare.


Bull farking shiat.  There is no reason not to have universal healthcare.  Especially not blaming it on B-52's.  The annual operations and support cost for the entire fleet of BUFFs would get you maybe 8 hours of universal healthcare.
 
2021-08-01 3:24:47 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: OK, I read the Russian variant could launch nuclear stealth cruise missiles with a 2k mile range, and I assume the American has similar.


Don't believe everything you read.
 
2021-08-01 7:40:20 PM  

padraig: This shiat is why you don't have universal healthcare.


And why you don't speak German
 
2021-08-01 8:44:55 PM  

GRCooper: padraig: This shiat is why you don't have universal healthcare.

And why you don't speak German


We didn't use BUFFs in WW2.
 
2021-08-01 8:53:04 PM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: GRCooper: padraig: This shiat is why you don't have universal healthcare.

And why you don't speak German

We didn't use BUFFs in WW2.


Yes. His point was specific to the B-52. You are so correct. He meant that if it weren't for the B-52, we'd have universal healthcare. That aircraft was all that stood between us and free doctor visits.  Mea culpa.
 
2021-08-01 9:23:05 PM  

red5ish: Ketchuponsteak: OK, I read the Russian variant could launch nuclear stealth cruise missiles with a 2k mile range, and I assume the American has similar.

Don't believe everything you read.


I haven't read that USA has similar, but it's a fair assumption.

If you're somehow claiming that Russia doesn't have what they and everyone else say they have, and have actually used in combat (without the nuclear warhead), then you're either claiming that Russia haven't figured out how to build a nuclear bomb, denying that they were actively demonstrating the missile in Syria and not understanding why TU-95s keep approaching US airspace, to be intercepted.

Do keep reading, but some times it's best to stock to the funnies, if you're not able to proces information presented to you.
 
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