posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 02:28 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I love these aircraft.
There was one of these at Duxford. My favourite bomber of all time is the Lancaster, because she's a classy looking lady. But there is not much
clearance underneath her, so getting under the bomb bay requires a crouch.
But the B52...Jesus...you simply cannot appreciate the sheer size of one of these things, until you look up at the bomb bay doors, and realise that
you would need a big...BIG ladder to scrape your head on them. One engine block alone is a massive chunk of metal. But the whole thing? Boggles the
mind with its size. The fact that it lofts at all, despite all the very sensible physics that allows for it, makes ones head spin, when one sees the
thing just sitting there.
Absolutely fantastic to hear that this old thing is in the air again!