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March 16, 2021

B-52s

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 10:31 pm
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No, not the musical group, the airplane.  This article claims that there is now discussion of keeping the 52 in service thru 2097.  That is crazy.  However, a good re-engine followed by a complete software systems upgrade would surely make sense and could keep them flying thru at least the 2040s

3 Comments

  1. If you try to design a replacement for the B-52 you wind up with a B-52. They have needed updated engines for so long now the replacements should have been replaced.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — March 16, 2021 @ 10:44 pm

  2. Agreed.

    Comment by dknights — March 16, 2021 @ 11:23 pm

  3. And let’s ope that any software upgrade is better than what they use in their airliners that results in catastrophic failure.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — March 17, 2021 @ 7:00 am


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