The B-52 Exercises

11/08/2013: The B-52 is truly one of the most amazing aircraft ever built.

Besides being one of the meanest looking planes to look at, and to suffer under its percussion bombs whether in Iraq or Vietnam, the venerable plane has evolved with technology into a close support aircraft, or with the small diameter bomb into a very lethal multiple target killer.

This slideshow shows various views of the B-52H during an exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 3, 2013.

The exercise tested the ability of the aircraft’s crew and the base crew chiefs to successfully launch all aircraft involved, in rapid succession, safely and effectively.

As the USAF thinks about its bomber future, the lessons learned from the B-52 should not be forgotten.

 

Credit:5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs:11/3/13

 

 

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