I recently saw a B 52 in action for the first time that I could remeber. When the A/C started it engines, the ground crew hook a cord or hose from an APU cart, to the number 3 and 4 engines. The pilot started the number 3 and 4 pushing them to near full power, them the ground crew unhook the cord or hose and the the pilot push the number 3 and 4 engines to near full power agine, so they could start up number 5 and 6, then the pilot push number 3,4, 5 and 6 to near full, to start up 1 and 2. Then the pilot push all running engines to near full so they could start up 7 and 8.
Is this the normal way to start up a B52, or did they do this because the base that they was visiting was a fighter base, and may not have had eough APU carts to start up all eight of this B-52H engines?
PS: I have to say, after seeing and hearing a BUFF in person. There only few word to destribe a BUFF, A CLASSIC BEAST!