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bdab1973 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-27-09 04:01 PM
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112. One thing you're not talking about, though...
Yes, they were able to make the B-52 perform multiple missions. Hooray. Except it's a 40+ year old airframe. Metal wears out and fatigues over time. You can fix some of the fatigue, but it's a race against time and you can't predict exactly where stress cracks will show up. The BUFF is a great airplane, but it's very old, and they are very worn out, much like the C-130E.
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