Wednesday, December 9, 2015

“The B-52 is a @usairforce plane that refuses to die....

"The B-52 is a @usairforce plane that refuses to die. Originally slated for retirement generations ago, it continues to be deployed in conflict after conflict. Now, it is expected to keep flying until at least 2040. The #B52 was the first plane to drop a hydrogen bomb, in the Bikini Islands in 1956, and laser-guided bombs in Afghanistan in 2006. It has outlived its replacement. And its replacement's replacement. And its replacement's replacement's replacement. @edmundfountain photographed some aging B-52s at Barksdale Air Force Base in #Louisiana, where about half of the bombers are based." By nytimes on Instagram.

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