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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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B-52H Returns to Service
      #430073 - 09/03/16 12:02 AM

Flight Global is reporting a B-52H is being returned to service after seven years in the "boneyard."

Bill


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #430077 - 09/03/16 10:38 AM

Was this connected to a totally burned out cockpit of a current B-52, perhaps a year ago?

Yes, some B-52's were cut into pieces -but others were in careful storage at Davis Monthan.

Regards,

Dux


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #430078 - 09/03/16 12:04 PM

Quote:

Was this connected to a totally burned out cockpit of a current B-52, perhaps a year ago?

Yes, some B-52's were cut into pieces -but others were in careful storage at Davis Monthan.

Regards,

Dux




It replaces the one destroyed by fire in 2014.

Bill


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John Tucci (LDJ)
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #430123 - 09/05/16 03:05 PM

Here is a little more Bill...
https://warisboring.com/i-ll-be-damned-these-boneyard-b-52s-can-still-fly-4eec4c8bf5cf#.e9wkvq3v6


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: John Tucci (LDJ)]
      #430128 - 09/05/16 06:25 PM

OK, it's long since time to totally retire the B-52.

We have other strategic weapon systems that can keep us in the big bomb game. Sigh, feel the same way about the last USN P-3, which is a lot newer than the B-52.

Ditto, the A-10.

Regards,

Dux-nice day in Minneapolis -still 100 degrees in Tucson I think. Watched an ole biplane towing a banner at the Minnesota State Fair two days ago. Perhaps an old Chuck Doyle bird?


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Terry Carraway
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #430149 - 09/06/16 11:23 AM

The problem is, there really isn't anything that can do with the B-52 does. Nothing around can carry the load of dumb iron or smart bombs that it can carry.

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Mase Taylor
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Reged: 04/29/04
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #430161 - 09/06/16 12:09 PM

Quote:

The problem is, there really isn't anything that can do with the B-52 does. Nothing around can carry the load of dumb iron or smart bombs that it can carry.




Same with the A-10.

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Fly The Airplane As Far Into The Crash As Possible. - Bob Hoover 1922-2016 R.I.P.


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #430163 - 09/06/16 12:35 PM

I think they need to bring back the A-7. :)))

Bill


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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #430167 - 09/06/16 01:08 PM

The sky raider was my favorite close air support bird, but the A-10 is great too.

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Mase Taylor
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Re: B-52H Returns to Service [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #430168 - 09/06/16 01:11 PM

Quote:

I think they need to bring back the A-7. :)))

Bill






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