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Posted: 9/28/2001 10:19:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 10:36:57 AM EDT by BLACKGUN]
Ready or not here we come [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/032/Mp/Wb/5O/Y048924.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:25:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:27:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:28:54 AM EDT
In keeping with the sport analogy... "It looks like they're going for the bomb!"
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:46:42 AM EDT
Ollie, Ollie, Ox and Free.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:53:15 AM EDT
yeah, baby!!!!!!!!!!! From the "great satan" - with love!!!!!!!!!!!!! [}:D]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:00:21 PM EDT
I just LOVE B52's!! There's nothing around that can haul so much stuff such a loooong distance. If we would just re-engine them and do some additional upgrades they'd be even better!! Talyn
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:08:23 PM EDT
spool 'em up, lets rock
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:24:34 PM EDT
If I recall correctly, the B1B has a higher payload. Not to detract from the beauty of the B-52. Planerench out
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:35:31 PM EDT
As a former member of SAC and the 22ndBW, that photo gave me a woody. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/p05199867f47808a83f1c5452cd8407c0/fe3705be.gif.orig.gif[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid26/pc68ade7566ec5b1f8e4af46606cfcb84/fe3705bf.gif.orig.gif[/img] Never thought I'd get a chance to post the old patches... Barracuda
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:39:51 PM EDT
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:46:15 PM EDT
I say you guys drop rosie odonell on them!
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:46:41 PM EDT
Planerench, Good question. I'll have to check a couple of the feature reviews of these two in a couple back issues of World Airpower. The B1B may have the capability to lift more weight, however I think the 52 can haul a greater number of ordnance with the external pylons. If memory serves me right the B1B is capable of having external carriage (it was tested) but that feature never went into service. If the Air Force would follow through on re-engining proposals for the 52 it would significantly increase the range, offer better performance/reliability, increase efficiency & reduce costs. These birds would be even better IMHO. My opinions of course. Talyn
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:50:19 PM EDT
Methinks perhaps when President Bush was at Barksdale he autographed a few bombs?
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:53:16 PM EDT
Impressive, only hope there's are large enough target for the payload. Isn't worth busting large rocks into smaller rocks.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:57:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 12:57:30 PM EDT by ECS]
Before I forget, Time to watch Dr. Strangelove. I case you have never seen this movie its just about the funniest damned movie I ever watched! There is a B-52 in it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 12:58:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:05:02 PM EDT
B52.. B1... hell, add a B2 and you have this to send to Osama [img]http://www.stratofortress.org/images/Source/b52mbers.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 1:38:44 PM EDT
Here's a close-air support idea. Have the spec-ops locate occupied Taliban/Osama caves. Plot the gps grid and send in the heavy bombers to cause massive landslides and seal the openings.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 2:36:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2001 2:36:40 PM EDT by Richardson]
Originally Posted By BLACKGUN: Ready or not here we come [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/032/Mp/Wb/5O/Y048924.jpg[/img]
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"Heads we win, Tails they lose" takes on a whole new meaning. Richardson
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 2:49:47 PM EDT
As a former member of SAC, too I would like to let all the AR-15.com members know -- the REAL SAC motto is: "Peace is our profession, war is just a hobby." - CD
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 4:40:13 PM EDT
What's that big guy in the middle on the trailer?
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 4:56:57 PM EDT
Those could be cruise missiles or big bad bang bangs. That is a turret type assembly analogous to the cylinder of a revolver. It fits into the bomb bay. Drop one, rotate the next one into position, drop drop drop... If - when Travis is open to the public, there is a B-52 at the air musem there along with a lot of other really cool stuff.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 4:58:10 PM EDT
I believe they are AGM-86 ALCMs.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 5:01:24 PM EDT
AHHHH......It`s ok to steal a handle.......but people will get em` mixed up for sure............................[argue]
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:50:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:57:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tuukka: I believe they are AGM-86 ALCMs.
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Okay, I see. The wings and tail are folded prior to launch. Duh! Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 12:34:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scarecrow: I say you guys drop rosie odonell on them!
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UNCLEAN!!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 5:43:57 AM EDT
A true classic
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 5:45:43 AM EDT
........[stick]BLACKGUN
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 7:10:55 PM EDT
And my answer is [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/029/el/RO/yt/YW97368.jpg[/img] Blackgun
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 7:17:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2001 7:17:32 PM EDT by Rich314]
Originally Posted By mattja: What's that big guy in the middle on the trailer?
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Here is a close up of the guy in the trailer. [img]http://www.threestooges.com/photos/images/25_jpg.jpg[/img]
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