It can run at .98 Mach number. With a big load of bombs, and monster amount of fuel.
We've changed tactics so we own the air now, not like in Viet Nam (Damn McNamara and Johnson) before they go in.
It works. Ain't broke, nothing cheaper is better in all the roles.... Keep it, in my book.
And my days of studying war are long gone. I was a frigging cook in my last enlistment because of my hearing.
So that's what a cook thinks about the B-52.
Bears repeating. BTW, did you realize that unless "Barack Obama" means "statist Marxist putz" in Kenyan, Johnson was the most accurately named President?