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Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby 3WE » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:24 pm

Alternate title: B-52, it keeps going and going...
Quote = Evanie: Obsolete, blah blah blah...
Sometimes, I would love to fly a bomber over his house...real low...maybe even drop a load of nutritious animal manure to build the soil in his flower beds.


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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Gabriel » Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:54 pm

With the progress that the radars, SAM missiles and fighter/interceptor technology has made since the 60's, and the zero stealth capability of the B-52, what are the chances that a B-52 could drop bombs over a Chinese target without being shot down first.

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby 3WE » Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:00 pm

With the progress that the radars, SAM missiles and fighter/interceptor technology has made since the 60's, what are the chances that a modern bomber could make it to a Chinese target without HAL, MCAS, UAS, Autopilot mismanagement, relentless pull ups or etc. bringing it down first?
Another way to look at it...
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Not_Karl » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:10 am

With the progress that the radars, SAM missiles and fighter/interceptor technology has made since the 60's, what are the chances that a modern bomber could make it to a Chinese target without HAL, MCAS, UAS, Autopilot mismanagement, relentless pull ups or etc. bringing it down first?
Another way to look at it...
What about low morale caused by reduced lavatory size affecting crew attention/concentration?
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby monchavo » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:18 am

With the progress that the radars, SAM missiles and fighter/interceptor technology has made since the 60's, and the zero stealth capability of the B-52, what are the chances that a B-52 could drop bombs over a Chinese target without being shot down first.
Speculation: I think it's possible that this could happen once. It would, of course, be interpreted as an act of war, and they wouldn't get very far into the mainland, but an under-protected target close to "international airspace" could indeed be attacked.

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby elaw » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:44 pm

Can't B-52s also deliver cruise missiles?
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:22 pm

Can't B-52s also deliver cruise missiles?
Affirmative.
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Gabriel » Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:18 pm

Can't B-52s also deliver cruise missiles?
Affirmative.
Oh, ok. That'd me more, hmmm... interesting.

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Verbal » Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:19 am

In fact, the B-52H is getting a new lease on life. From wikipedia:
In 2018, the USAF proposed another plan to re-engine the B-52, known as the Commercial Engine Re-engining Program (CERP). A request for proposals was planned for mid-2019, with service entry by 2024. Possible contender engines to replace the TF33 including the General Electric CF34, the General Electric Passport, the Pratt & Whitney PW815 and the Rolls-Royce BR725. On 23 April 2020 the USAF released its request for proposals for 608 commercial engines plus spares and support equipment, with the plan to award the contract in May 2021.
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby elaw » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:15 am

Haven't they been talking about re-engining those things for about 30 years?
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Gabriel » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:52 pm

Haven't they been talking about re-engining those things for about 30 years?
Well, perhaps it is time already then.

I wonder if the modernization will aslo include a new cockpit with a magenta line (or was that already done in a previous tier?)

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby elaw » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:38 am

There's also some news on what I think we all agree is the most important aspect of any aircraft: https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... omber.html
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Not_Karl » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:46 am

I wonder if the modernization will aslo include a new cockpit with a magenta line (or was that already done in a previous tier?)
As long as it does Not_include MCAS or reduced lavs...
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:14 am

Again and again- what the hell is wrong with aeroengineers?!?!?!?!?

1. No crapper and 2. No door. It’s a BOMBER for Chinnamasta’s sake.

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Not_Karl » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:44 am

Again and again- what the hell is wrong with aeroengineers?!?!?!?!?

1. No crapper and 2. No door. It’s a BOMBER for Chinnamasta’s sake.

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A bomber does Not_need a crapper. Just open the bays and drop the "bombs"...
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby elaw » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:49 am

A bomber does Not_need a crapper. Just open the bays and drop the "b]bombs[/b]"...
:lol: :clap:

But to 3WE's point... from the article, it sounds to me like the aircraft in question does have a crapper. It just doesn't provide any privacy, as the aircraft was intended to be crewed only by persons of a gender that stereotypically does not require privacy.
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby Gabriel » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:43 am

But to 3WE's point... from the article, it sounds to me like the aircraft in question does have a crapper.
Exactly.
It just doesn't provide any privacy, as the aircraft was intended to be crewed only by persons of a gender that stereotypically does not require privacy.
Rather, it was intended to be crewed by a single gender, at a time where there was a strong correlation between gender and what was between the person legs.

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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:35 am

Can't B-52s also deliver cruise missiles?
Oh, the ironing.
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Getting out heads out of the toilet

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:58 pm

Interesting video.

***BUT***what dumbass aero engineer designed the “remove before flight” thingie on the long rope?

https://fb.watch/3nIW1hoTBD/
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Re: Getting out heads out of the toilet

Postby Not_Karl » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:00 pm

***BUT***what dumbass aero engineer designed the “remove before flight” thingie on the long rope?
Theories:
It was glued by a prankster.
The video was a Benny Hill sketch.
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Re: Wall Street Journal 1/25/2021

Postby 3WE » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:16 pm

Exactly.
Wrong.
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