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I'll bet there's a story behind that..............

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OK!  What am I missing here?

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Just now, Buffalo Creek Law Dog said:

OK!  What am I missing here?

 

B-52s are also know as BUFFs - Big, Ugly, Fat Fu ah, FELLOWS

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OK. gotchu, Thanks.:)

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13 hours ago, Buffalo Creek Law Dog said:

OK!  What am I missing here?

I have known for years that that plane is a BUFF. But still, it went right over my head. B)

 

I was looking at the undercarriage trying to find some damage - bird strike, maybe it didn't quite clear something on take off - "yeah that'll buff right out".

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Boeing built 744 B-52s and delivered the last, a B-52H, in October 1962. Only the H model is still in the Air Force inventory; it is assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command.

 

Power plant 8 Pratt & Whitney engines TF33-P-3/103 turbofan
Thrust Each engine up to 17,000 lbs
Wingspan 185 ft (56.4 m)
Length 159 ft, 4 in (48.5 m)
Height 40 ft, 8 in (12.4 m)
Weight Approximately 185,000 lbs (83,250 kg)
Max Takeoff Weight 488,000 lbs (219,600 kg)
Fuel Capacity 312,197 lbs
Payload 70,000 lbs (31,500 kg)
Speed 650 mph (Mach 0.86)
Range 8,800 mi (7,652 nautical miles)
Ceiling 50,000 ft (15,150 m)
Crew 5 (aircraft commander, pilot, radar navigator, navigator and electronic warfare officer
Initial operating capability May 1961 (Current ‘H’ Model)
Armament Approximately 70,000 lbs (31,500 kg) mixed ordnance -- bombs, smart weapons, mines and missiles. Modified to carry air-launched cruise missiles and Miniature Air Launched Decoy.

 

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Edited by Tex Jones, SASS 2263

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They can’t take off with a full fuel tank and armament, I presume that a plan is in place for them to refuel soon after takeoff. If a squadron of buffs is going to the sandbox they must refuel on the way and again on the return. 
 

if eight BUFF,  how many tankers?

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