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If you keep that old then find out age of BUFFs.
Originally posted by waynos
I have come to the shock realistation that the F-16 now, today, is as old as the P-51 and Griffon Spitfire were when the F-15 first appeared. Do you find that amazing 'cos I know I do.
total of 744 B-52s were built with the last, a B-52H, delivered in October 1962.
Updated with modern technology, the B-52 will continue into the 21st century as an important element of US forces. There is a proposal under consideration to re-engine the remaining B-52H aircraft to extend the service life. B-52 re-engine plans, if implemented, call for the B-52 to be utilized through 2025. Current engineering analysis show the B-52's life span to extend beyond the year 2040. The limiting factor of the B-52’s service life is the economic limit of the aircraft's upper wing surface, calculated to be approximately 32,500 to 37,500 flight hours. Based on the projected economic service life and forecast mishap rates, the Air Force will be unable to maintain the requirement of 62 aircraft by 2044, after 84 years in service
Well... you could say that there was huge leaps in systems even in last century...
Originally posted by Montana
The systems in the new aircraft show as much advancement as the exteriors did last century.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
E_T! first time I saw you here!
Yeah very good point Waynos!
I also agree with Montana...
I don't mind our planes not changing much, they are beautiful and i'm not looking forward to those new UCAV, MCA, FB-22 and Bird of Prey type aircraft...even though the bird of prey looked AWESOME in a profile shot and some angled shots...but what are looks? if the functionality is better in an uglier package!