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Operation Secret Squirrel Saw B-52s Rippling Off Cruise Missiles At Iraq 25 Years Ago  Operation Secret Squirrel Saw B-52s Rippling Off Cruise Missiles At Iraq 25 Years Ago 

Cruise missiles played a major part in the opening strikes of Desert Storm. The vast majority of these were BGM-109 Tomahawks launched from U.S. Navy vessels, but 35 were experimental air-launched cruise missiles launched by B-52Gs on a top-secret, ultra long-range mission.

B-52 And Fighters ​Fly Low Over South Korea, Sending Ominous Message To The North B-52 And Fighters ​Fly Low Over South Korea, Sending Ominous Message To The North

Tensions are cranking up on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea executed its fourth nuclear test last week. Now the U.S. has made a clear show of deterrence by dispatching a B-52H bomber for drills over South Korea, culminating in a low-level flyby of Osan Air Base while surrounded by a a phalanx of fighters.

This Is What U.S.-Russian Relations Could Have Been This Is What U.S.-Russian Relations Could Have Been

This amazing photo shows fighting machines that were built as enemies, the B-52 Stratofortress and the Tu-95 Bear, along with the later Cold War era KC-10 Extender and An-124 Condor, all sitting together peacefully on the same ramp. Clearly it was shot at a time when both sides were trying to make the best of the…

B-52 Makes Challenging Landing To Visit Oshkosh On Historic Anniversary B-52 Makes Challenging Landing To Visit Oshkosh On Historic Anniversary

One of America’s biggest (both figuratively and literally) flying icons has never made it to America’s biggest air show, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin, until this year. The reason why? The B-52’s wing-mounted outrigger wheels are set apart almost as wide as the width of Oshkosh’s main runway, making landing…

Sweden Gets Invaded By Its Allies As B-52s Mine The Baltic Sea Sweden Gets Invaded By Its Allies As B-52s Mine The Baltic Sea

The military exercise BALTOPS 2015 is in full swing off and on the coast of Sweden, with a large-scale amphibious landing happening last weekend. Finnish, Swedish, British and American Marines all stormed the Swedish coastline in a joint manner, with multiple landing craft and air support assets bringing the fight to…

B-2 Stealth Bombers Appear In Europe As Tensions Rise With Russia B-2 Stealth Bombers Appear In Europe As Tensions Rise With Russia

A pair of B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, callsign DEATH 11 and 12, have joined a trio of B-52s at Royal Air Force Base Fairford, a long-time forward staging base for USAF strategic assets in the UK. The presence of US nuclear bombers, the B-2 in particular, along with the massive allied training war game known as BALTOPS…

US Sending B-52s To Sweden As Russian Bombers Skirt Swedish Airspace US Sending B-52s To Sweden As Russian Bombers Skirt Swedish Airspace

America is in tit-for-tat military escalations on two fronts: China in the east and Russia in the west. On Thursday, Russian bombers flew directly towards the Swedish coastline, abruptly turning away at the last moment. This came as it was announced the US will be flying B-52s to Sweden for a major exercise.

This Is The Best Military Aviation Shot You Have Seen For A Long Time This Is The Best Military Aviation Shot You Have Seen For A Long Time

One of Europe’s top aviation photographers, Frank Crebas, was along for the ride in a F-16BM as Dutch F-16s intercepted a pair of B-52H Stratofortresses during Exercise Polar Growl. The result was this amazing image of an F-16 over a B-52 with its shadow perfectly aligned on the big bomber’s spine.

The US Just Held Long-Range Bomber Drills Over An Area Russia Wants The US Just Held Long-Range Bomber Drills Over An Area Russia Wants

Two pairs of B-52H Stratofortress bombers, from Barksdale AFB and from Minot AFB, streaked north last week on a long-range exercise dubbed “Polar Growl.” One set of bombers would end up over the far reaches of the North Sea, while the other would cruise high above the Polar Icecap, both areas where Putin's Russia is…

The "Ghost Rider" B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again The "Ghost Rider" B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again

U.S. Air Force serial number 61-0007, a B-52H known by its nose art as "Ghost Rider," was brought out of seven years of storage at the Defense Department's boneyard in Arizona. Its new mission? To replace an active B-52H that was badly damaged by fire while on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base and make the USAF…

Once Again The USAF Is Looking To Re-Engine Its B-52 Fleet  Once Again The USAF Is Looking To Re-Engine Its B-52 Fleet 

The USAF is kicking around 'creative concepts' under which it could re-engine its fleet of 74 ever evolving B-52H Stratofortresses. With the bombers remaining in front-line service until at least 2040, and considering that flying with eight 1960s vintage TF33 engines is far from fuel efficient (burning 3k gallons an…

The B-52 Is Becoming A Terrifyingly Intelligent Smart Weapons Truck  The B-52 Is Becoming A Terrifyingly Intelligent Smart Weapons Truck 

The B-52 has only been able to carry smart weapons on its external pylons, with its internal weapons bay being relegated to nuclear and dumb bombs, as well as some older cruise missiles. Now, the iconic 60 year old Stratofortress is finally getting a new ‘smart’ rotary weapons rack and other upgrades that will more…

This Video Shows That You Don't Fly A B-52 You Wrestle It Around The Sky

The B-52H Stratofortress is a quarter of a million pound aluminum Cold War era pterodactyl, and its durability is as legendary as its striking power. To call the big jet's flight control system precise would be a blatant lie and pilots have told me that muscling the jet around at low-level is the most exciting…

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