Tag: strategic bomber

A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558

Those who have seen Vulcan XH558 display can’t fail to have been impressed. Few aircraft have had such an impact on air shows in...

The controversial crash of Vulcan XA897, the first Vulcan B1 to...

A few hundred yards short of the runway, Vulcan XA897 hit the ground before bouncing back into the air... Although the Vulcan had a normal crew...

USAF thinks about an upgraded B-52J bomber

B-52J's upgrades would include a defensive systems and avionics modernization, a crash-survivable flight data recorder, a weapons system trainer, advanced targeting pod relocation and an...

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...

Former BUFF pilot remembers his first ride on the mighty B-52

"On this first training mission, while on a navigation leg at 35,000 feet, the pilot got out of his seat for a break. This...

Former BUFF driver shares Near-Death Experiences he had as B-52 pilot

"The B-52 suddenly snapped nose down ten degrees, a horrendous and panic-inducing loss of control that promised to kill us all in about ten...

The Death Spiral of Swoon 52: the story of the B-52...

"As the plane leveled off, Hunt’s Mesa suddenly appeared above the aircraft on the crew’s radar scopes that displayed the plane’s position well below...

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...

Former BUFF driver tells the story of the B-52 flyby he...

"Suddenly, flight service had hooked me up to the house phone and said, 'Your mother is on the phone, Phantom Six-Zero, go ahead.' Dumbfounded,...

USAF F-22 Raptors intercept Russian Tu-95 bombers off the coast of...

"The Tu-95 bombers were intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west, and...

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