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posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Kacen
Well I know this is a B-52 Flying Fortress. Thats all the input I can give.


Actually that's a B-52 Stratofortress. The B-17 was dubbed the "Flying Fortress" during WWII because of it's many turrets through the aircraft. The Stratofortress has no turrets because it flies so high, it would rarely need such armament.

Sorry for being an ass and pointing this out, but it's one of the few things I know something about. I used to design Military books. If you need to know anyting on the 1st Cavalry Division or 91st Bomb Group, I could probably tell you a few facts about those as well.




posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 04:41 PM
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Boeing bomber names:

B-17: "Flying Fortress"
B-29: "Superfortress"
B-47: "Stratojet"
B-52: "Stratofortress"

Mind you, nobody ever actually called them anything so silly: the B-52 for instance, was universally known as "the BUF" (for "Big Ugly Fornicator (more or less)"). The official USAF version of this , "BUFF," (Big Ugly Fat Fellow) is just the Air Force being priggish.

[edit on 10-8-2007 by PersonFromPorlock]



 
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