|Quoting zeke (Reply 1):|
Shock wave from a B-52, that would be news.
It's only news because there have been no Alert drills for 20 years, two decades ago every SAC
base would once a month disgorge some of it's aircraft in a timed MITO. The objective being to get all Alert planes from tarmac to air in 15 minutes or less, failure means a visit from a white top bearing an Inspector General and the base being subject to an ORI...a Strategic Air Command ORI.
Since Air Combat/Global Strike don't have the same habit, and there are so few B-52 bases these days, the fact that the planes are deafening monsters is a shock to civilians whom have never seen a BUFF in person.