Nobody anticipated the long-term flight of this enormous Boeing B-52 Stratofortress aircraft

   

Interesting, and good to know that old planes can be reused, improved, maintained. You do not mention whether engines are improved. And also, “maintenance-friendly” if that is the case is enormously cost-effective – but only if the design is done with maintenance in mind.

I worked on those old B-52H model aircraft at my first duty station and it was cold in Minot, North Dakota and the weather was too cold in Winter and too hot in Summer. Later on I worked on the D and G models at U-tapao TNAS, Thailand, and Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. I am surprised that they have flown so long and still kept up. The older models was destroyed leaving just enough to complete the missions assigned to them.

I read about this event that happened in the 1980’s. A group of officials were driven to somewhere in a North African desert. A B-52 had left its Texas base 10(?) hours earlier, flew to near where the officials were located, dropped its bomb load and flew back to Texas non-stop. One of the observers said that they did not hear or see the bomber. Only the explosions keyed them that something happened.

When I see a B52 and a KC 135 and many passenger jets I am very proud to be American and even more fortunate as I am in the Pacific Northwest home to Boeing aircraft company. My neighbors, fathers, mother’s, grandmother’s and grandfather’s built these aircraft and thousands of other types. The hard work and dedication of these men and women saved the world 78 years ago. Their contribution today keeps our nation secure and brings families together. Thanks to all Boeing employee’s past and present. We can never repay you for you contribution to society.

Related Posts

The $29 million Chinook: The Best Heavy Cargo Helicopter in the World

The CH-47 Chinook stands out as one of the most versatile and capable heavy-lift helicopters in the world. With its twin rotors and rear loading ramp, the…

A $330 million non-traditional surveillance aircraft will be deployed by the US Air Force and is prepared for action.

Scroll down to the bottom of the article to watch the video US Airmen are gearing up to deploy a state-of-the-art spy plane worth a whopping $330…

Presenting: The United States Showcases a Large Fleet of Known MQ-9 Drones Within a Huge Hangar

Showcasing рoweг: The US Unveils a foгmіdаЬɩe Fleet of Renowned MQ-9 Drones Inside a Vast Hangar. Hulk The United States is currently constructing an іmргeѕѕіⱱe fleet of…

BRRRT! – The Story Behind the A-10 Warthog’s Thunderous Ecstasy!

Cheers from ground troops usually follow the A-10s signature “BRRRT” sound. It’s reasonable to assume that the U.S. maintains this old aircraft in service to boost the…

The Most Incredible New Swedish Fighter Jet in the World

Sweden’s Remarkable Fighter Jet Program: A Paradigm Shift in Modern Warfare Sweden, with a population of just over 10 million people, has managed to establish itself as…

An American aircraft carrier’s captivating demonstration of the French Rafale.

Scroll down to the bottom of the article to watch the video The captivating footage immortalizes the Ьгeаtһtаkіnɡ instant when a French Rafale fіɡһteг jet lifts off…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *