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B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« on: January 25, 2021, 09:37:15 AM »
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/for-wars-of-the-future-pentagon-looks-to-distant-past-the-b-52#&_intcmp=hp1r_26,hp1r

It is interesting to read about the upgrades planned for the B-52, but also the thinking that goes on in the Pentagon.

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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 09:59:36 AM »
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 10:30:45 AM »
I'm trying to think of another piece of equipment the US military has been using since 1948 but I'm blanking.
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 11:52:23 AM »
I'm trying to think of another piece of equipment the US military has been using since 1948 but I'm blanking.

How about one thats been in use since the 1930s?  Seems the M2 machine gun is still in use.  And one from 1933 was found in 2011 still in active use.
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 12:42:35 PM »
^Haha! Now that's what I'm talking about.
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 03:16:16 PM »
I'm trying to think of another piece of equipment the US military has been using since 1948 but I'm blanking.

Many Ma Deuces and perhaps some recoiless rifles.   

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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 03:40:38 PM »
there are very few pieces of those planes that are original.
theyve been reskinned, re-engined, new avionics...  most of it except perhaps some of the main structural framing.
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 06:15:04 PM »
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Re: B-52"s Are Getting Further Upgrades
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 07:08:53 PM »
^Haha awesome
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