Click on the image to get more information. If you're not interested you're not interested (and don't have to click :P). The B-52 Stratofortress has always impressed me with a beauty of proportion that escaped the folks who called it "BUFF" (clean version = "Bug Ugly Fat Feller").
------------------ Josh: I think they're getting to know each other a bit too well, if you catch my drift. Me: Oh, I agree. I think they're spending too much time together, that is of course, if you catch my drift. Asher: I think he's *ucking her, and he's cheating on his wife, and he's risking his marriage, and if his wife finds out about it she'll leave him and take their son, and his life will be ruined. If you catch my drift...
Ah yes, the B-52... we had one fly over Batavia during the Wings of Eagles airshow put on by the National Warplane Museum, a rather grand place to go. Those things are still used today...believe it or not.
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A B-52 was flying a mission into Viet Nam and struck up a radio conversation with his escort. The subject of what each plane could do came up and the fighter pilot showed the B-52 pilot every trick he coud think of.
When he finished his impromptu performance he asked the bomber if he wouldn't concede that the fighter was more airworthy than the bomber.
The Bomber allowed that the fighter was much more maneuverable than the bomber, but there was something the bomber could do that no fighter could. The fighter pilot expressed the opinion that the bomber jockey had spent too many hours flying through turbulent air.
The bomber insisted there was one trick the fighter couldn't do. The fighter decided to call the bomber's bluff and said "Show me!"
The two planes continued on their way and after a few minutes the bomber said "There! Top that!"
The fighter couldn't figure out what the bomber was talking about.