posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 06:03 PM
Ouizel........were you in around the time that BUFF hit wires and came down at the airshow?
I wasnt by the way (I was Australian Army Reserve) but I've got a lot of respect for the BUFF.
She will always have a role in the inventory. I just cannot understand why people want $2 billion bombers to replace her in the roles she is perfect
They want to deny the roles exist, despite the evidence.
Sure, keep your core of B-2s to deal with AD where they exist, but why risk a $2 billion aircraft everytime you dont have to?
I too hope a "B-52J" out of Guam non stop return flyover will come to be a regular event at future Australian Airshows, as B-52 fly overs have been
at past shows when they have not been "busy"
You know what? I'd say to those who talk about the age of airframes as a justification to scrap types? That I would add the B-52 to my list of
contenders (F-15,-16,-18, Harrier, Tornado) for green skin new builds, new systems .....Thats right! Factory fresh B-52Js - the Next Generation!
Say it with me! Testify! Amen Broooothherrrr!
Sorry about that. I'm quite calm now