posted on 08/09/2012 3:26:28 PM PDT
posted on 08/09/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT
...the B-1B "will be able to send, receive text messages and be programmed for war"...
We'll call that the Bone Phone!
The plane Carter tried to kill.
posted on 08/09/2012 3:39:32 PM PDT
Elegant beast! What’s the payload compared to a B-52? I never thought of them as being able to carry much. Nukes are dense and heavy but not that big. Never thought about this bird as doing plain ordinary iron bomb dropping.
posted on 08/09/2012 3:44:04 PM PDT
(Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
I think it has a warhead of about 1000 pounds and the whole missile is around 2000 pounds, not a 2200 pound warhead.
Anyway this is good news as to the capabilities of long range airpower.
I would say that Curtis Lemay would be proud, but he probably wouldn’t be impressed with anything with less than a 20 megaton warhead.
I remember when they tested one of those MOABs. I happened to be just about 28 miles from where it exploded. I was disappointed that I didn’t feel or hear anything.
If I remember right, they just dumped it out of the back of a C-130.
posted on 08/09/2012 3:58:23 PM PDT
Long live the Bone.
Most aesthetically pleasing design flying.
posted on 08/09/2012 4:02:41 PM PDT
(Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
I’m a little surprised that B-1s are being publicly discussed for that purpose. Earlier articles disseminated here and there only included B-2s, etc. Maybe getting closer to real action in the Middle East.
posted on 08/09/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT
("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
this is a tough thread;
I was at Davis Monthan in mid sixties. We watched B47s, B52s, and B70s come in in flocks. They'd sit for awhile and then go under the guillotine as scrap. '70s were just starting to get mashed when I rotated South.
I was there when the last salvageable Skyraider flew out going south same time as me.
posted on 08/09/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT
In June, Cenciotti reported that the B-1B "will be able to send, receive text messages
WTH, are they going to have teenagers drive these things?
posted on 08/09/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT
To: blam; All
I knew this would be a fun thread, so while we're talking about fantastic bombers, first a tip o' the hat to the granddaddy of
the B-2, the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing ...
AND ... an enjoyable little piece of fiction/alternate history based on "what if" the YB-49 had been selected for use as
SAC's primary strategic bomber ... enjoy!
posted on 08/09/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT
(0bama squats to pee.)
They will be able to send and receive text messages? What are they doing? Putting middle school girls in each cockpit?
posted on 08/09/2012 8:49:27 PM PDT
by Vermont Lt
(I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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