Washington is moving around its heavy bombers like chess pieces as it attempts to deal with growing threats around the globe. B-52s are already deployed to Spain, but others will also take over for the B-1 as the U.S. Air Force’s ISIS pounding precision bomb truck. In the Indian Ocean, B-2 stealth bombers will be…
In what was referred to as a freedom of navigation operation, a pair of USAF B-52H bombers flew within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea. This flight was the latest in a tit-for-tit military responses between China and the U.S. regarding China’s ambitions in the South China Sea.
The dawn of the jet age saw the skies near major airports raked with thick black smoke trails. These exhaust plumes have largely disappeared from our atmosphere due to continuous jet engine innovations. Here is the story of the jet engine’s amazing change in visual and ecological signature since its introduction into…
Welcome to your holiday edition of Plane Porn! This amazing display of holiday lights can be found at Denver's Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space museum. Here, we see a gigantic plane wrapped from nose to tail and wingtip to wingtip in holiday lights. This plane happens to be the venerable "BUFF" B-52.
You are looking at 45 surplus M117 750lb general purpose bombs being dropped out of the weapons bay of a B-52H Stratofortress in under two seconds. You can see the impacts seconds later on the island far below.
Remember that insane low pass flyby for that B-52 Stratofortress next to the carrier USS Ranger. Gizmodo Reader and retired US Air Force master sergeant has sent us the look from the ship. It's pretty bloody stunning:
I thought this was the craziest low pass flyby ever, but obviously I was mistaken. After all, what you're seeing here is not a small fighter jet but a B-52 Stratofortress almost kissing the sea while flying by USS Ranger aircraft carrier.