Aviation Photo #0215025 Boeing B-52... Stratofortress - USA - Air Force

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    Gerhard Plomitzer
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52... Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
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    Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFB (Municipal)
    Arizona
    USA
    November 29, 1994
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Comments (65)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice view of the group of stunning-amount-of-B52s.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sheer size of parked aircraft
Anonymous
11 years ago
Truly sad!! amazing!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lots of B-52
Anonymous
11 years ago
Although I can see the beauty in the patterns of these magnificently engineered aircrafts... I'm saddened that my own government felt the need to build such a force. Maybe if for once they would think about how their decisions will affect the rest of the worlds thoughts on our country, the effort put forth to create these, could have been put to better more productive uses.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is the kind of photo that brings tears to my eyes. Seeing all those old birds at the bone yard. I got the privlege of seening my old C-141 being cut in two on the History Channel. I wanted to die
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wonder how many hospitals could have been built with the money invested in these aircraft? Nice, but depressing shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A great bargain. Think of it, the aircraft were built and in service for more than a quarter century. They did their job. And while it is sad to see them this way in their retirement their likes will never be seen again.
Anonymous
11 years ago
As a former pilot in the US 8th AF - I probably flew a few of these birds!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I hope they can recycle all that metal and components
Anonymous
11 years ago
Firstly, great shot. Wow - that many aircraft.

Secondly, do the pacifists not remember the Cold War? I think massive military build up, although rediculous, was better than the alternative: Soviet Control. I am not saying that the current force is justified, but this shot is of aircraft that were build in a different, more dangerous (at least overtly so) world.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You should look up Tuscon @ the google earth programm you can see lots of planes there (tomcats,Phantoms etc. etc.)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Let's fire them back up into service.
Anonymous
11 years ago
B-52 Anyone???
Anonymous
11 years ago
Talk about 100% pure american muscle
Anonymous
11 years ago
The breadth of the field and the clarity of images give excellent view of subject
Anonymous
11 years ago
How many b-52's can we make?
spenser critterton 10 usa
Anonymous
11 years ago
There's so many. Great, maybe the USAF won't notice if I take one then..
Anonymous
11 years ago
If you look on Google Earth, you can see an area where cut up B-52s sit exposed, in pieces. The Air Force left them in the open so that Soviet / Russian spy satellites could see them sitting there, to show their complaince with the SALT II treaty. It is a sad sight.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Has anybody seen my B-52???
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Uniform parking all the planes given equel respect for the true greatness they have.
charles boswell rogersville mo.
Anonymous
10 years ago
An amazing photo which captures the might of the USAF and the spendthrift nature of the American government !
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a good photo of the old B-52's. remember when they were flying overhead in Nam the noise they made, it was good to hear them as they meant help was near. That was a different time
Anonymous
10 years ago
They look like dead birds.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good artistic feeling
Anonymous
10 years ago
Maybe birds have taken to building nests in the engine nacelles by now.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Remember where we parked!
Anonymous
10 years ago
.....billions $ ???? Happy tax payers ....
Anonymous
10 years ago
God! for do that they can give one to me
Anonymous
10 years ago
If no one else wants these, I'll take one or three!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The comment below this one is the best! :) If I were an American I would sure want to join the club of "B-52 receivers" LOL! Btw it is the saddest thing on earth that the tomcats must go this way too, I just love those beatiful fighters....
Anonymous
9 years ago
A good workhorse. They will not be forgotten.
Anonymous
9 years ago
How very very depressing...in more ways than one.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love the photo... your tax dollars at work!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Remnance of the Cold War.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wheres waldo?
Anonymous
9 years ago
These A/C are all gone now, I drive by the Bone Yard every day. The latest Casualty 38 F-14's that disappeared in the past month.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ini mini myni mo!
Sad scenario, what a waste of $$
Anonymous
8 years ago
The Heroes of World War II reduced to dust.......
I hate to see Planes being broken off after use.......
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very sad... Great shot though!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I can see Waldo in there! Next to the B-52...
Impressive and depressive shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wish they were still around...they shoulda given one to me!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ahh, the workhorse of the Vietnam war. Time to order new planes!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Is this some kind of parking lot for airplane's wal-mart ..?
LOL
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'll buy 2 units can you please include the Optional Leather seats. ;)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot, these B-52s did their duty and now they will be laid to rest because it cost too much money to maintain them all. Let me assure you tho that our tax dollars were not wasted because these aircraft kept our country safe during a very unsafe time. They will not be forgotten.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Why are people so sad?

These magnificent planes served their purpose.

We should be happy that we live in a world that is much safer and we no longer need so many.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The money on that field! I had no idea they built that many!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Like @ Jakarta on traffic jam :p
Anonymous
7 years ago
Thnx for sharing.what a waiste to see these beauties grounded
Anonymous
6 years ago
A lot of money died on that field.absolutely unbelieveable,thats makes me sad.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Another great photo by Gerhard Plomitzer;
After reading all the comments from all the visitors, I'll tell you what "saddens" me; One "visitor" form the U.S.A. is "saddened" that his/her own gov't "felt the need to build such a force"; he/she no doubt thinks Jane Fonda is a patriot also! I'm also "saddened" that such "dweebs" think freedom is free!
Were it not for the "hardware" in this photograph, you may very well not have the freedom to openly make such stupid, idiotic remarks; a lot of people in this world don't, FYI !

Anonymous
6 years ago
Like locusts in the field of desert.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Ignore the pacifist weenies. Gen. Curtis "Peace Through Superior Firepower" LeMay was the greatest peace activist of the Cold War. Stalin and the Evil Red Empire caused these awesome Strategic Air Command bombers to be built and deployed. They were the aluminum superfortress walls in the sky that kept us safe from those lowlife dirtbags. They packed 10 megaton H-Bombs and stayed on station in the stratosphere for 50 years. RIP mighty BUFFs and thank you for our freedom. Well done.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome photograph - almost like an abstract painting. Early examples with tall tails are towards the top and right, while later clipped tail bombers are towards the bottom. To the folks that think this was a waste of money - the B-52 represents one of the all-time BEST values for the American people! Do some homework - this bird was first designed not long after World War 2. Examples STILL fly today thanks to various upgrade programs over the years. We taxpayers really got our money's worth on this one! Rest in Peace, warriors - Job Well Done.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great angle with perfect lighting; framed for maximum effect.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This shows the price of freedom---and look at all the peace time jobs created building these bomb platforms.
And, what a classic piece of engineering to last for more than FIFTY YEARS! "Peace is our Profession" was SACS's motto! A salute to all who served and still serve!
Anonymous
6 years ago
B-52 anyone?
Anonymous
5 years ago
That ain't all of'em...there's still a ton in service, various upgrades that will keep'em around for another 30 or so years. Still a sad pic tho.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Although "nothing lasts forever", it still makes me very sad to see them die like this... Such was their value to peace (and historical value as well) that each and every one of them should be have turned into a monument!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great Plane, and great photo. The H model's are still in service yet today. I loved getting the opportunity to work on and around this plane while stationed at Minot AFB, ND. The plane that's older than most of it's pilots...and that got a new lease on life for more upgrades to extend its use for another 30 years. 30 more years or more on a already 50 year old model plane. Awesome!
Anonymous
3 years ago
I'm not even going to try to count all of them.
Anonymous
3 years ago
The pitiful, pathetic waste that is war- and those who love it.

Awesome photo

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