Tag: Kirtland Air Force Base

Do you know why this B-52 bomber sits on this giant trestle?
Code-named Trestle, ATLAS-I program goal was testing the effects of electromagnetic pulses of damaging radiation on SAC bombers Developments in the field of atomic weapons during the 1940s helped lay the foundations for the Cold War, and it was under this perceived threat of a potential nuclear attack on American soil that Sandia National Laboratories devised their own playground for...
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History B-52B remains the only BUFF in existence that has dropped an atomic bomb As shown by the beautiful photos in this article, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has completed restoration of Boeing B-52B Stratofortress serial number 52-0013. The ambitious crowd funding campaign to restore the iconic Cold...