Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1405 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1631 times:
Dear United Airline,
the B-52s production ended in the '60s with the delivery of the H model, the only one still in service. The USAF plans to go on using it for a lot of time to come so they planned a series of upgrades and updates to the avionics despite it would need a new powerplant as well. Boeing proposed a reengining with RR RB.211 turbofan but untill now the USAF has declined the offer.
You are famous for posting thousands of posts, sometimes smart, other times childish. Is there maybe a competition to be the greatest poster of the forum and you are the only participant?
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
B-52 powerplant upgrade was not taken up because of the number of powerplants the USAF has in stock for it. Those stocks are also getting larger as more and more B707s and DC8s make it into AMARC and are stripped.