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Originally posted by roniii259
Jsut because we play in the small leagues doesnt mean we shouldnt be ready to play in the big leagues.
Eventually the B-52 will need to be retired because its just going to wear out. We need a replacement, so why not start now?
Originally posted by W4rl0rD
B52's are too slow and they are not stealth.Only reason to use B52s now would be because they can carry a bigger payload.However,if we put stealth on the B52,it would last a lot longer.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Yes, B-52 Stratofortress Bomber is an amazing piece of military hardware.
And I understand why it will last until 2044.
But as one person mentioned, believe it or not, there is speculation that Anti-grav already exists.
But still, Building 2 billion dollar bombers instead of using already built B-52's that do the job better, would be a very bad idea.
That would be throwing away money, and UCAV's we have a long way before implementing them in everyday strategic bombing exercises and missions.
Trusting a computer to do something that should be done by a person? There is always that percent margin error, it may save pilot's lives, but I would never stick seveal millions of dollars of hardware in the control of a computer, I don't care how advanced, how loyal it is, I would never give so much power to one computer program.
And it has been said that the B-52 will last until 2044, that has been the plan for sometime now