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  1. crispcem, May 17, 2019

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    "Several oil tankers were reportedly attacked or sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, raising fears that shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf could become flash points. “It’s going to be a bad problem for Iran if something happens,” Mr. Trump said on Monday, asked about the episode... An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman called it a “regretful incident,” according to a state news agency."

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    I was gonna put a great video of screaming B-52's taking off but figured your ears didn't need anymore of that...:D
     
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  2. basicstrategy777, May 17, 2019

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    I was in SAC in the 60's....hence, the above,,,,,,,,,,SAC no longer exists but those that served in that command might enjoy these.......our spirit still rides with BUFF ....that plane will serve this country for 100 years and is scheduled to be in service untill 2050.





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  4. JCinPA, May 17, 2019

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    Ah, the memories! My first station was Griffiss AFB. I was NORAD, not SAC, but I loved going down to the flightline to watch MITO exercises. High noon and you'd have so much black smoke you'd think it was dusk! Smells like freedom, baby!

     
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    I was a flight line maintenance officer......I've seen many, many of those minimum interval take offs close up.....the black smoke was the result of water injection to augment power and would last about 60 seconds.....planes would take off about 15 seconds apart and would fan out due to air turbulence......I loved that airplane..........it was real cool to see them, close up, landing in a high crosswind.....that cross wind crab landing gear was cool.



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    Yes, it was amazing how far they could turn the landing gear. For you non-AF peeps, the wings on the B-52 were so long (they had little outrigger wheels near the wingtips) they could not come in a wing-low approach like other planes. So you could steer the landing gear in either direction to line up with the runway, with the plane angled into the crosswind. It looked very strange the fuselage coming in 20-25 degrees off the runway centerline with the wings level. But it works!
     
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