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THE AMAZING B 52 BOMBER

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by gusord, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. bronk7

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    those Israelis are good

    ..seriously, my old CO worked with the Israelis.....before my Co transferred to my unit, he was in tanks
     
  2. CAC

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    A good excuse to show Darwin's B-52...how many places get gifted a B-52?

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  3. Takao

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    South Korea & UK join you.

    Vietnam has some, but they were not "intentionally" gifted, they are also wrecks.

    PS, personally, I much prefer the Aussie F-111.
     
  4. CAC

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    It was actually a rhetorical question... : )

    As mentioned...
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    A ship's worst nightmare for a few decades...
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    Cool footage of Aussie F-111s PIGS!
     
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  5. Takao

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    Thanks!
     
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    Were B-52s based in Australia? Didn't know there was a connection.
     
  7. CAC

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    They have been using Darwin for decades...B2s also
    The only friendly field in the region...
     
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    "Darwin's Pride" operated with the 43rd Bomb Wing before her retirement. The 43rd BW traces it's lineage back to the 43rd Bomb Group which operated out of Darwin & Australia during WW2. It was handed over as a sign of peace & friendship between the US & Darwin/Australia.

    Since 2004, a few B-52s a year will be TDYd to RAAF Darwin to operate & train with Australian units.

    PS. The only friendly field that can handle a fully loaded B-52.

    PPS. it is a symbol of peace because all weapons, including bomb shackles & attachment points have been removed.
     
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