- Apr 24, 2006
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true, but Barry is a pu$$y and wouldn't do it.One good nuke should do the trick. And it would also solve a few other problems as well, by sending a message to Iran and the other countries (Russia) that might be starting to feel like they can get away with grabbing neighboring territory.
(this is why I am not President)
Being in Cincinnati, I've taken the boys up there several times. When you can walk around looking at several planes and then look up and realize that you're still under one of the B-52 wings....They have one in the hangar at Wright Patterson. The word "impressive" doesn't do it justice.
Who cares when it was designed, it still does the job and it does it well. The A-10 is ancient and the guys who do the actual flying are still fighting to keep it around because it works so well."Better than buying a replacement" - Really?? The thing is over 50 years old. Remember your mechanics of materials class, and how fatigue affects aluminum? Here we have the backbone of the nation's heavy bombing force, the B-52, and all of them are well beyond the age any commercial heavy jet would have been retired by. Sure, they have all been re-built several times, but at what point do you just bite the bullet and pay for an entirely new plane? These things were originally designed in the late 1940s, ferchristsake.
thanks Capt! I was hoping someone would say the wing parts get replaced on occasion. Although, I would think that even though the wings are high cycle, I would think it would be very low stress. To be more specific, the under side of the wing, motor mounts, hydraulics and linkages, etc probably gets the most attention? what's the design load on wings? extreme dynamic loading X 1.3?Generally, high stress, high cycled parts are replaced at depot overhaul with new parts. The AF has rebuilding/restomodding airframes down to a science.