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When the U.S. Air Force lost one of its bombers in 2016, it started a chain of events that made “Wise Guy” only the second B-52H ever to be taken from AMARG for active service. In the cockpit of “Wise Guy”, a B-52H Stratofortress which had been baking in the Arizona sun at...
USAF to start B-52 re-engine competition in the first quarter of 2019
“Wise Guy” is the second B-52 ever taken from AMARG. The other, “Ghost Rider”, was prepped and flown out back in 2015. On May 13, 2019 the 307th Bomb Wing (BW) brought a previously decommissioned B-52 Stratofortress to Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana. As reported by KSLA, Col. Robert...
“USAF B-52 flying over the Baltic Sea turned around after being tracked by Russian Air Defense System,” Russian MoD Says
The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a USAF B-52H was spotted flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea. As reported by Sputnik News, on Mar. 15, 2019 Russian-language Plane Radar flight tracker reported that a US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (61-0009) strategic bomber flying over the Baltic...
Cool video highlights USAF strategic bombers capabilities
The threat of using strategic bombers can be enough to change the enemy's mind With the ability to carry almost any weapon the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has to offer, strategic bombers are a mainstay in the U.S. arsenal. Just the threat of using one can be enough to change the enemy's mind. By watching the video in this post...
USAF wants to quadruple B-52H external wing pylon weapons load
The current external wing pylon on the B-52H bomber can only carry weapons up to 5,000 lbs and the service is seeking a new external weapons pylon that can carry up to 20,000 lbs of weapons According Jane's the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is looking to quadruple the weight of bombs that the Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is able to carry...
The story of Bud Holland, the Rogue Pilot that crashed his B-52 after having maneuvered it beyond its operational limits at low altitude
"Apparently Bud Holland fancied himself the best B-52 pilot who ever lived and took pride in displaying his prowess in inappropriate, irresponsible ways," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Volume...
Funding for B-52 re-engine program will unlikely be approved before 2020
The B-52 re-engine program will have to fit in the budget at the same time as the Air Force’s new B-21 bomber and new ICBM, as well as a new U.S. Navy missile submarine At the Association of Old Crows conference in Washington Gen. Robin Rand, head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), told reporters that funding for...
First B-52H coventional rotary launcher has arrived at Barksdale. And it's ready for combat.
The Conventional Rotary Launcher allows the bomber to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons inside its bomb bay B-52 Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRLs) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) by a C-5M on Nov. 6 to be used for combat overseas. The CRL allows the bomber to carry a selection of different...
Look Ma, no tail! Find out how this B-52 strategic bomber landed safely without its tail fin
Test pilot Charles F. "Chuck" Fisher was able to land the damaged B-52 with only about 15% of its fin remaining On Jan. 10, 1964 a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress instrumented by Boeing-Wichita was being used to test buffeting turbulence effects on aircraft. The crew, headed by test pilot Charles F. "Chuck" Fisher, was performing an eight hour flight that would test...
Nose art celebrates Lokcheed D-21 drone 50th anniversary
The nose art is applied on B-52 #60-0036, the bomber was one of two B-52Hs that launched the D-21 drone under Project Senior Bowl Renowned aviation artist Mike Machat was commissioned by the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) for a nose art to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lockheed D-21 supersonic reconnaissance drone. Applied on B-52 #60-0036,...

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