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    Quote Originally Posted by GodSendRain View Post
    The aging B-52 was probably a bigger threat to people on the ground than the warheads themselves.
    Quite true. But people lack the intelligence and common sense that God gave a gnat so they think that if one of these missile' hardpoints broke loose or the plane crashed that their would be a nuclear detonation. (Maybe D.C. would be a good place for that to happen - relax just kidding.)

    Sadly, I suspect that these politicians that are using it as a speaking point are just as stupid and either think or initially thought the same thing.

    You can fire the General all you want - and he is ultimately responsible - but it is the direct responsibility of the disburser, ground crew, flight crew, and especially the aircraft commander to ensure that this checklist was done. I am not satisfied until this portion of the group involved have been addressed. Not necessarily disciplined - but you need to know why these guys low on the totem pole are not mentioned.
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    While in the military working as a generator mechanic I ordered a box of bolts. The bolts came in a box about 3 feet high 3 feet wide and 5 feet long. Upon opening the box I found I had been shipped a case of m60 machine guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    While in the military working as a generator mechanic I ordered a box of bolts. The bolts came in a box about 3 feet high 3 feet wide and 5 feet long. Upon opening the box I found I had been shipped a case of m60 machine guns.
    Well, technically the Pigs do have bolts in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotTrotter View Post
    While in the military working as a generator mechanic I ordered a box of bolts. The bolts came in a box about 3 feet high 3 feet wide and 5 feet long. Upon opening the box I found I had been shipped a case of m60 machine guns.
    Hmmm...I hope a combat unit didnt get your box of bolts.
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    I'm sure the Japanese commander at Leyte Gulf laughed when the lookouts reported US destroyers bearing down on them launching torpedoes.
    You get a weapons system going against an enemy and you have a chance.Park it and you don't.

    Quote Originally Posted by GodSendRain View Post
    The aging B-52 was probably a bigger threat to people on the ground than the warheads themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodSendRain View Post
    The aging B-52 was probably a bigger threat to people on the ground than the warheads themselves.
    Don't kid yourself. B-52Hs are scheduled to remain in service until at least 2040. (Even though the last ones were built long before most of their crews were born. )
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    Grab an emergency response guide and sit at your local busy intersection for a while and see what is being driven in tanker trucks through your hometown everyday. A B-52 flying nukes through my air space is the least of my worries.

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    Don't kid yourself. B-52Hs are scheduled to remain in service until at least 2040. (Even though the last ones were built long before most of their crews were born. )

    Sad part is... they have already reached the 50 year mark. I say make it 2055 and go for 100 years.

    Low maintence costs and good high altitude performance make them still very useful despite the fact that they have been flying since 1955

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