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Impressive video shows B-52 strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff
The impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. Taken on Apr. 5, 2019 the impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. This print is available...
USAF B-1B fleet grounded again due to issues with ejection seat
The issue is believed to be unrelated to a problem with ejection seat (egress) components that forced a B-1 from Dyess AFB to make an emergency landing in Midland on May 1. On Mar. 28, 2019, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has grounded the B-1 bomber fleet due to issues with the...
“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...
Upgrade allows BUFF’s Conventional Rotary Launcher to power up to eight munitions at one time
In addition to being able to deliver more munitions in less time, the modified CRL can also carry greater payloads of specific kinds of munitions. An upgrade to the B-52 Stratofortress and the Conventional Rotary Launcher (CRL) was tested, on Feb. 11, 2019. The change is designed to increase mission flexibility and...
Barksdale Panel to reveal details on Operation Secret Squirrel, the BUFF Top Secret mission that launched the first strike of Operation Desert Storm
Code named Operation Senior Surprise, aka Secret Squirrel, this 35 hour mission was the first combat use of the Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile At 3:00 a.m. on the rainy morning of Jan. 16, 1991, Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) crews were awakened to the alert, “All Sierra crews report to the...
The canoe just so happened to resemble one helmed by a famous Disney princess. “We asked for more details about the vessel, and the dispatcher told us 'it's just like the boat from Moana',” Capt. Sean Simpson, B-52 aircraft commander with 20th EBS During a routine flight near Guam on Jun. 25, 2018, a B-52 strategic bomber from the 20th...
B-52 RTBs safely after being struck by lightning that leaves man-sized hole in her tail
“We see a handful of strikes every year, but out of all the maintainers we have, no one had seen lightning damage that bad,” Lt. Col. George P. Cole III, commander of the 307th MXS As reported by KTBS a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber on final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in December was...
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...
If the bombers were to be put on 24-hour alert, it would be the first time since the Cold War A report that nuclear-capable B-52 bombers are being put on 24-hour alert again since the the Cold War has been refuted by the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The report quoted a senior Air Force official as saying the preparations were already...
Rare video showsUSAF B-52 strategic bomber refueling From French Air ForceC-135FR tanker
Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from USAF KC-135 and KC-10 tankers Taken on Sep. 25, 2017 the interesting video in this post feature a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress preparing for take-off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England and then performing air-to-air refueling with...

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