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Pentagon sends 6 B-52 bombers to Guam

Six strategic bombers B-52 Stratofortress will be sent to the airbase on the island of Guam (American territory in the Pacific), located south of the Korean Peninsula, reports TASS message the press service of the US Air Force.

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and about 300 flight crew members from the Barksdale Air Force Base (Louisiana) are sent to Andersen Air Force Base to support the US Pacific Command (PACOM),
says release.

The press service recalled that B-52 was last deployed on the island in July 2016.

It is planned that the bombers "will conduct various joint and bilateral exercises with the self-defense air forces of Japan, the Air Forces of the Republic of Korea and Australia with the participation of the Navy and the US Marine Corps."

Recall, last week, the Pentagon deployed the strategic bomber B-3 Spirit to Guam 2 and about 200 US military personnel to Guam "in order to support the efforts of the Pacific Command of the US Armed Forces aimed at containing threats in the region." In addition, the base also contains strategic bombers B-1B Lancer.

B-52 is the oldest American long-range bomber. In the Air Force, it is used from the year 1955 (first flown in the year 1952). Currently, the Air Force is 76 such aircraft (18 of them - in reserve). Each of them is able to carry 31,5 tons of payload.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 17 January 2018 13: 12
    A good plane ... big ... you will not miss ...
    1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
      Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 17 January 2018 13: 16
      And very old. And the view seemed to wake up in the morning after drinking.

      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 17 January 2018 13: 40
        Almost the same age as the TU-95 and its complete replacement, as we do not.
      2. asiat_61
        asiat_61 17 January 2018 13: 52
        Just not stroked.
        1. jjj
          jjj 17 January 2018 14: 28
          I think, for the sake of this, the missile alarm button was pressed accidentally. Now local residents will no longer protest against the strengthening of offensive forces in the region
        2. Slovak
          Slovak 17 January 2018 21: 25
          inflatable model for intimidation Eun
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 January 2018 14: 43
        This is clearly a film on the fuselage, not the fuselage itself.
        1. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
          Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 17 January 2018 17: 33
          Quote: voyaka uh
          This is clearly a film on the fuselage,

          What I found at the aviation forum about this:
          "The corrugation is a consequence of the loss of stability of the skin from the effects of tangential (shear) stresses. The corrugation has arisen during operation. It makes no sense to correct it."
          Although it was not planned, it’s been in the ranks for 50 years and it doesn’t interfere.
        2. alex86
          alex86 17 January 2018 19: 40
          Quote: voyaka uh
          not the fuselage itself.

          In 2013, there were American planes at MAKS, incl. B-52. I drew attention to such corrugation, it was more characteristic than in the pictures above, as if the front of the fuselage "sagged" relative to the wings.
  2. Evil 55
    Evil 55 17 January 2018 13: 14
    There, their brother Kim will drown .. together with the Mariana Islands ..
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 17 January 2018 13: 43
      The drowning of Guam will happen a priori as a result of their take-off and use. I wonder what airfields they have for return
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 17 January 2018 14: 49
        They can return to America. That's why they and strategists are intercontinental guys.
  3. tosha.chuhontzev
    tosha.chuhontzev 17 January 2018 13: 50
    There is an old joke. The student asks the guru: Why does the sun rise? The guru smiled and replied: Well, something must be done. So with these B-52 take-offs. Already spent 11 billion bucks to upgrade these anachronistic reptiles. The Americans stopped bombing Vietnam after 15 B-52s were shot down by Vietnamese anti-aircraft guns. Have a nice flight!
  4. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 17 January 2018 15: 21
    Guamans are state hostages. Striped ones specifically provoke Eun to wave a nuclear missile around Guam.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 January 2018 16: 58
      Guam. GDP per capita: $ 21,000. wink
  5. Servisinzhener
    Servisinzhener 17 January 2018 16: 15
    And where are the people who voted here that Russian planes are hopelessly out of date, spent their entire resources in the USSR and hopelessly stuck in the 20th century? How do you like the B-52? The last of which was made in 1962. And the Americans are not going to refuse them yet, here are so stupid.