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Size Of USAF's Strategic Air Command  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Hopefully someone has an answer for this:

How many operational B-52H's, B-1B's, and B-2's does SAC have and where are they stationed at?
Am I missing any other aircraft that SAC has as well.

Lastly... SAC is also in command of the missle forces, correct?


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User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

Oh, yeah, could somebody explain the structure of the USAF, not only SAC?
I don't no anything about that, I only know the aircrafts, something about Fighter Wings and different squadrons and that there's the USAFE.

Martin



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User currently offlineDash80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1497 times:

The USAF website, http://www.af.mil , has a lot of answers to your question, but briefly--SAC hasn't existed since the mid-1990s. The aircraft and flying units that used to belong to SAC now are a part of Air Combat Command (ACC). In the event they have to perform a strategic nuclear mission they would come under the operation control of U.S. Strategic Command, the warfighting command made up of the three parts of the nuclear "triad"--land-based ICBMs, manned bombers, and Sea-launched ballistic missile (SLBMs). It is a joint command made up of Air Force and Navy personnel. Day-to-day operational control of ICBMs is handled by USAF Space Command.

Curently in the inventory there are:

B-52: 85
B-1: 93
B-2: 20


User currently offlineMikeybien From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1493 times:

SAC was dismantled in 1992, and it was HQ'd in Omaha. I think all the aircraft are now part of the Air mobility command or something. All the nukes are now controlled by StratCom which is also HQ'd in Omaha. I'm not sure, but i think the Air Force's heavy bomber fleet is 50/50 B-52's and B-1's, with a handful of B-2's.

User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

B-52 bases:
Barksdale,LA-Active and Reserve units
Minot,ND-Active
B-1 bases:
Mountian Home,ID-Active
Mcconnell,KS-Guard
Ellsworth,SD-Active
Dyess,TX-Active
Robbins,GA-Guard
B-2 base:
Whiteman,MO-Active


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