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Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #21
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d21? I thought they only launched them from a b-52?

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on second look, definalty not a D21. What the hell is that thing?

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Old 05-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #22
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Mmmm, remind me over a beer to "ruminate" about this.
Look close at the driver
What is that - I see the C-130, but what is being launched from it?
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What is that - I see the C-130, but what is being launched from it?
Huh?
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #24
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Huh?
Your post # 17 - what is hanging from the pylon?
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Your post # 17 - what is hanging from the pylon?
I don't see anything. What are you referring to?
Must be invisible...
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I don't see anything. What are you referring to?
Must be invisible...
OK - I get it - no more questions
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Herk, the Wonder Woman plane looks very much like what I expected. The old comic book renditions don't really do it justice.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:58 PM   #28
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I been there - back when the B47s were being sent there. Kinda brings a tear to your eye when you think back to the time these planes were operational and how well they were maintained and how they were operated during the Cold War and other times and then to see them baking under the Arizona sun.

You can goggle and see videos of B52s being hacked up so the metal could be reclaimed.

Turbo - you will see a lot of "Tail Numbers" there being they are almost all military aircraft.
While those B-52s were being chopped up and scrapped, they were not done so for the metal. It was the SALT that required any aircraft capable of launching a cruise missile be counted as a nuclear delivery platform.

The Year They Killed 365 B-52's — Military Forum | Airliners.net

Those Buffs were destroyed in order to keep as many Minutemen missiles as we could and stay compliant. Not well known, but all the DC-130 drone birds were converted back to trash haulers or destroyed since all the IT&E and OT&E of the cruise missile program was done with C-130s.

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Old 05-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #29
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While those B-52s were being chopped up and scrapped, they were not done so for the metal. It was the SALT that required any aircraft capable of launching a cruise missile be counted as a nuclear delivery platform.

The Year They Killed 365 B-52's — Military Forum | Airliners.net

Those Buffs were destroyed in order to keep as many Minutemen missiles as we could and stay compliant. Not well known, but all the DC-130 drone birds were converted back to trash haulers or destroyed since all the IT&E and OT&E of the cruise missile program was done with C-130s.

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True, but not B52s were scrapped strictly for SALT purposes. I believe that only the "g" and some of the "h" models were destroyed for that purpose. They were kept in their destroyed condition for X amount of time so Russian satilites could photograft them so the Russians could be satisfied they were destroyed. But most of the surplus military aircraft sent there were/are ultimately cut up for scrap. There are different stages of storage for the aircraft there - some are first stripped of their military equipment and parts and then destroyed, others are preserved for possible later reactivation and others are kept for their parts to keep other aircraft flying.
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True, but not B52s were scrapped strictly for SALT purposes. I believe that only the "g" and some of the "h" models were destroyed for that purpose. They were kept in their destroyed condition for X amount of time so Russian satilites could photograft them so the Russians could be satisfied they were destroyed. But most of the surplus military aircraft sent there were/are ultimately cut up for scrap. There are different stages of storage for the aircraft there - some are first stripped of their military equipment and parts and then destroyed, others are preserved for possible later reactivation and others are kept for their parts to keep other aircraft flying.
Yes. But 365 were strictly SALT driven.
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