strategic bomber

Video shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider first flight

Video shows Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider first flight

B-21 Raider first flight Taken on Nov. 10, 2023 the video in this post features the first flight of the… Read More

4 weeks ago

The story of how the B-36 Peacemaker bomber was able to survive to five cancellation attempts during its career

In early 1949, the B-36’s future was highly questionable but although the Peacemaker’s ability to evade enemy fighters, the Air… Read More

2 months ago

Supersonic Victor! The story of the RAF strategic bomber that dived out of control from 46,000 to 16,000 feet in 20 seconds

After what seemed like a long time (actually about 20 seconds), there was a loud bang from the rear of… Read More

3 months ago

When the US tried to buy three Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers to convert them as launch platforms for Pegasus Space Launch Vehicle

16 out of 44 Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers would be scrapped, and three would be spared from the guillotine and… Read More

3 months ago

Video shows XB-70A Valkyrie Mach 3 strategic bomber doing an emergency landing

The video in this post shows XB-70 Valkyrie AV 2 coming to a halt on the main runway at Edwards… Read More

5 months ago

USAF B-1B Bombers take part in Cope India exercise for first time (The Indian Air Force would need a Squadron of Lancer Strategic Bombers urgently)

The Indian Air Force, which has reportedly toyed with the idea of acquiring modern bombers in the past, would need… Read More

8 months ago

Here’s why USAF put B-52 and B-1B Strategic Bombers on a Giant Trestle

Due to their higher flight altitude and nuclear payload, SAC bombers were the primary object of the tests, but fighters,… Read More

8 months ago

The new engines will remain on wing for the remainder of the BUFF life: Rolls-Royce has begun testing F130 engines for the USAF B-52 Stratofortress fleet

The new engines will extend the life of the B-52 aircraft for 30 years. F130 engines are so durable they… Read More

9 months ago

Russian strategic bomber engineer requests asylum in US and offers to share information on Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

A Russian aerospace engineer approached the US authorities seeking asylum and offering to share information on Russia’s Tu-160 strategic bomber… Read More

10 months ago

Chinese Liaoning carrier strike group conducts exercise simulating attacks on Japan’s Nansei Islands

A Chinese carrier strike group involving the aircraft carrier Liaoning and Type 055 missile destroyers has been conducting drills that… Read More

12 months ago

Time to cry because it’s ended: Vulcan XH558 to start her engines for one last time on Nov. 20 before being put to sleep forever

Anyone that wants to hear the Vulcan engine's iconic "howl" for the last time has been invited to stand on… Read More

1 year ago

USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China

Putting B-52s in northern Australia is a warning to China, as fears grow Beijing is preparing for an assault on… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that landed safely without its tail

Test pilot Charles F. “Chuck” Fisher flew the B-52 to Blytheville AFB, Arkansas, where the wind was straight down the… Read More

1 year ago

Did you know 414 B-29s were lost bombing Japan? For every Superfortress lost to the enemy, almost two were lost to accidents and crashes.

B-29s were primarily used in the Pacific theater during World War II. As many as 1,000 Superfortresses at a time… Read More

1 year ago

When the Blackjack “went around the corner:” The story of Russian Tupolev Tu-160 first deployment to Venezuela

On Sep. 9, 2008 three Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers took off from Engels-2 AB and headed north, "going around the… Read More

1 year ago

Blackjack Down: the tragic crash of Russian Air Force first operational Tu-160 strategic bomber

As the Tu-160 Blackjack descended from 2,100 in [6,890 ft] to 1,200 m [3,940 ft] the airframe started disintegrating, presumably… Read More

1 year ago

Videos show B-1B Lancer strategic bomber catching fire during engine maintenance on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base

Filmed on Apr. 20, 2022 the videos in this post show a B-1B Lancer strategic bomber catching fire during routine… Read More

2 years ago