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60th Anniversary Of B-52 First Flight  
User currently offlineAvnut43 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

The B-52 made its first flight on 15 April 1952 with "Tex" Johnston at the controls.

"Flightglobal" had a brief news story about the first flight anniversary. See link below.

"US Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the B-52"
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/th...s-air-force-to-commemorate-th.html

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

A lot of historical errors in that Dew Line story.

The B-58s and FB-111s were not B-52 replacements. The B-58 replaced the B-47 as a medium bomber, then it was replaced by the FB-111. Not all FB-111s are rotting away in the desert, some are still in Austraila, as F-111Gs.

The first B-52 in combat was the B-52F, not the B-52D.


User currently onlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2314 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
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Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Not all FB-111s are rotting away in the desert, some are still in Austraila, as F-111Gs.

I believe the last Australian F-111's retired at the end of 2010. Not sure how they were stored or about the degree of rot…


User currently onlineThePointblank From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 1681 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting rwessel (Reply 2):
I believe the last Australian F-111's retired at the end of 2010. Not sure how they were stored or about the degree of rot…
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...11s-offers-seven-buries-23-365321/

Well... The Australians buried the majority of their F-111 fleet in a landfill near the Australian town of Ipswich.


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