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In the US, lightning damaged a strategic bomber

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The engineering personnel of the American Barksdale airbase in Louisiana had to replace the tail of the strategic bomber B-52, which was pierced by a lightning strike, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.




According to the Aviationist resource, a non-standard case occurred on 19 last December, when the plane landed and the pilots heard the blow, and then a loud noise.

“However, the bomber landed safely. On examination, the pilots found a hole the size of a man in a keel, ”the publication says.

We had to carry out a complete replacement of the tail, and this is the first such case in 15 years that I have been working with these aircraft,
Quotes resource US Air Force Sergeant Eric Ellison.



The sergeant also reported that the bomber "was equipped with a lightning conductor, but the blow was of such strength that all safety systems were useless."

According to the resource, the aircraft after repair safely rose air and is currently used for its intended purpose.

In the US, lightning damaged a strategic bomber


In total, the United States built the 744 aircraft B-52. Of these, 66 airplanes remain in service today. The first flight of the bomber took place on 15 on April 1952.
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  1. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 14 February 2018 13: 10
    +9
    good Overshoes! A heavenly sign? am
    1. Shurik70
      Shurik70 14 February 2018 13: 11
      +2
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Overshoes! A heavenly sign?

      Ordinary event. Neither plus nor minus. To nobody.
      1. Chertt
        Chertt 14 February 2018 13: 13
        +7
        Quote: Shurik70
        Neither plus nor minus. To nobody.

        Think Superficially, Comrade. This is clearly, Putin personally, used climate weapons.
        1. Warrior with machine gun
          Warrior with machine gun 14 February 2018 13: 15
          +4
          personally too pale, powerful hackers received an order)))
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 14 February 2018 13: 23
            +2
            Putin has a 100% alibi. At that time, he spoke at the forum of the All-Russian Storm Front ... That is, I wanted to say, the Popular Front
            1. kit88
              kit88 14 February 2018 13: 43
              +1
              We are waiting for the State Department statement:
              "Everyone knows that the Russians are interfering in the flights of our aircraft ..."
          2. tol100v
            tol100v 14 February 2018 13: 39
            +1
            Quote: Warrior with machine gun
            personally too pale

            He is not personally, he asked Zeus in a friendly way!
        2. Thrall
          Thrall 14 February 2018 13: 15
          +2
          Santa Claus it was, under "Putinka" smile
        3. Aristarkh Lyudvigovich
          Aristarkh Lyudvigovich 14 February 2018 13: 17
          +8
          Not that Zeus threw a lightning. He is still awesome!
          By the way, all B52 are wrinkled, as in the morning after a booze. Corrugation appeared during operation, as a result of the loss of stability of the skin from the effects of tangential (shear) stresses.

          1. Horon
            Horon 14 February 2018 13: 36
            +5
            Zeus Revenge for Hollywood Praise to Torah!
        4. vlad66
          vlad66 14 February 2018 14: 51
          +5
          Quote: Chertt
          Quote: Shurik70
          Neither plus nor minus. To nobody.

          Think Superficially, Comrade. This is clearly, Putin personally, used climate weapons.

          A colleague is Putin’s hand directed by the Almighty, you can see the mattresses and they got him. request
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      3. Baloo
        Baloo 14 February 2018 13: 25
        +3
        Quote: Shurik70
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Overshoes! A heavenly sign?

        Ordinary event. Neither plus nor minus. To nobody.

        Batman, as always, didn’t request a landing, or did Carlson hooligan again? belay
    2. nik-karata
      nik-karata 14 February 2018 13: 14
      +2
      The commander of the Lightning squad is presented for the award !!! good
      Well, or, they asked for an urgent telegram ... they sent them "Lightning" !!! laughing laughing laughing
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 14 February 2018 13: 20
        +9
        Someone from the railgun attached a blank. smile
    3. Father of a Soldier
      Father of a Soldier 14 February 2018 13: 17
      +2
      They forgot to stick the lightning rod, that's what negligence leads to.
      1. siberalt
        siberalt 14 February 2018 13: 32
        0
        Yeah. Also grounding for tap. lol
    4. tomket
      tomket 14 February 2018 14: 34
      0
      Quote: Hunter 2
      Overshoes! A heavenly sign?

      Well, yes, the patience of either Zeus, or Perun with Thor is tested ....
  2. Livonetc
    Livonetc 14 February 2018 13: 10
    +3
    Zeus spat in disgust on the petal of the mattress.
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 14 February 2018 13: 15
    +9
    An emergency occurred on December 19 of last year, when the plane landed, and the pilots heard a blow, and then a loud noise.
    “However, the bomber landed safely. On examination, the pilots found a hole the size of a man in a keel, ”the publication says.
    The noise and sensations of a blow ... A hole from a person .... He sat down regularly .... A sickly survivability.
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 14 February 2018 13: 21
      +2
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Resilient survivability

      There are many such cases in aviation. Mostly without grave consequences.
  4. 1 Navigator
    1 Navigator 14 February 2018 13: 15
    +2
    Sign from Above!
    1. win
      win 14 February 2018 13: 23
      +3
      Lightning is the flash from a large camera,
      with which Google photographs the Earth winked
  5. Gray brother
    Gray brother 14 February 2018 13: 23
    +1
    Lightning strikes regularly in passenger liners, and only pieces fall off the Boeing, or even the engines come off without any lightning.
    Interestingly, is this a bug or a feature?
  6. sir_obs
    sir_obs 14 February 2018 13: 24
    +1
    Reward Lightning crew
  7. win
    win 14 February 2018 13: 30
    +5
    The church is preparing for the service. Gray and wise helps to put on
    young monk. One of the elders says:
    - Here I had one layman, so he was not lucky around. First the bridge under
    broke it, then somehow the cart with the belongings rolled over, in the past
    the year the house burned, he miraculously escaped, and yet died on Easter. So on the third
    day, lightning struck his grave.
    Everyone listened in silence, and the young one said:
    - Control shot.

    So it is not for nothing that lightning fell into the tail.
    CONTROL SHOT still ahead of... am
  8. Zubr
    Zubr 14 February 2018 13: 30
    +2
    Well, I somehow read an article that in our AN-12 transporter, a small meteorite hit, nothing landed and a piece of the casing was found and a meteorite ... smile
  9. Old26
    Old26 14 February 2018 13: 31
    +1
    Quote: KVU-NSVD
    The noise and sensations of a blow ... A hole from a person .... He sat down regularly .... A sickly survivability.

    The machine is durable. His other "classmates" have long been decommissioned, and he flies. And about the fact that he sat down regularly. Well, it's hard to call a full-time landing with a hole in the keel. The situation itself is abnormal
    1. tomket
      tomket 14 February 2018 14: 35
      +1
      Quote: Old26
      The machine is durable. His other "classmates" have long been decommissioned, and he flies.

      Ummm ... What kind of classmates are these written off?))))) Tu-95 also flies properly ...
      1. Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg)
        Evgeny Goncharov (smoogg) 15 February 2018 17: 01
        0
        those 95th that fly now are much younger. And there’s nobody else to compare.
  10. assa67
    assa67 14 February 2018 13: 39
    +3
    even though there were no attacks on Moscow’s arm .... we aren’t exchanging for the old B-52, we’ll immediately deal with new aircraft carriers
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 14 February 2018 14: 16
      +1
      Quote: assa67
      , immediately deal with new aircraft carriers

      Uh-huh.
      A terrible thing happened off the coast of America: the insidious Russian auxiliary vessel of the fleet, Viktor Leonov (the Meridian type is officially an oceanographic research vessel), chased after the latest American aircraft carrier Ford for two days! Yes, yes, for that, about which the President of the United Provinces D. Trump, at putting him into operation, said that "the enemies will tremble in fear at the sight of it." To assess the situation - the nuclear carrier “hundred and one-hundred-ton message to the world” (c) Trump can go at a speed of 30 knots for an unlimited time, and our ship “board SSV-175” probably only developed its “front” 16 knots 30 years ago! No, for the sake of fairness, I must say that last year one of the four “turbines” was burned at a Ford, but the other three are more than enough.

      Not only did the Russians chase the aircraft carrier, they “listened” to it with radars and even took pictures! According to the local press, the chase ended with a breakdown of the steering gear on the Ford, after which he was forced to return to Norfolk (according to the official version of the fleet for "maintenance"). To protect Ford from a Russian ship "armed with machine guns and anti-aircraft missiles" (MANPADS cherry brandy), the American destroyer Cole was urgently sent out, with its hull "covering up" the unfortunate aircraft carrier from the Russian aggressor, which was creeping up behind and wanted to do " something bad "...
      1. assa67
        assa67 14 February 2018 14: 24
        +3
        good .... Fashington almost openly accuses the Russian Federation of malfunctions aboard the supercar ... it's good that the brave farmers from Cole covered up, otherwise they would have drowned the ford
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 14 February 2018 14: 32
          +1
          Quote: assa67
          ... Fashington almost openly accuses the Russian Federation of malfunctions aboard a supercar ..

          More recently, Americans giggled in the press over Leonov.
          And then it suddenly turns out that the aircraft carriers are running away from him.
          According to the television publication, experts have no doubt that the presence of “Viktor Leonov” off the coast of Connecticut is a sign of Russia's weakness, not strength: outdated technology installed on the ship can, at best, only listen to ship-to-ship and “ship-to-ship” radio channels ship-shore ”, as well as commercial radio broadcasts such as music radio waves.

          “I hope they enjoy listening to Classic-101,” the Coast Guard officer joked, speaking out on condition of anonymity.

          For its part, NBC News, a senior intelligence official, confirmed that Leonov was "not a threat," but "evidence of Russian weaknesses."

          “This is a demonstration of how primitive the nature of Russian electronic wiretapping is and how strong its backwardness is from the United States with regard to global surveillance,” he emphasized.

          “The ship specializes in intercepting radio rather than digital broadcasts, which makes it practically useless in performing tasks aimed at listening to any sensitive communications used by the military and intelligence,” the officer commented.
          1. assa67
            assa67 14 February 2018 14: 43
            +3
            prElEstno! .... but what if something more modern is suitable? ... (maybe under the guise of Leonov it was) ...
            Quote: Gray Brother
            This is a demonstration of how primitive the nature of Russian electronic wiretapping is and how strong its backwardness is from the United States with regard to global surveillance, ”he emphasized.

            “cutting through the transatlantic” fiber optic cable from the submarine does not present any difficulties, and there will be an end to coordination with NATO partners, and there will not even be any sense in wiretapping
            1. Gray brother
              Gray brother 14 February 2018 14: 47
              +1
              Quote: assa67
              prElEstno! .... but what if something more modern is suitable? ... (maybe under the guise of Leonov it was) ...

              “Leonov” is an old ship, but this does not mean that old equipment is on it.
              1. assa67
                assa67 14 February 2018 14: 51
                +3
                he is generally a research vessel winked ...
                Quote: Gray Brother
                but this does not mean that it is old equipment.

                so he investigates as far as possible ... and what mattresses of stench have lifted is their business ...
          2. Baloo
            Baloo 14 February 2018 22: 33
            +1
            For its part, NBC News, a senior intelligence official, confirmed that Leonov was "not a threat," but "evidence of Russian weaknesses."
            “This is a demonstration of how primitive the nature of Russian electronic wiretapping is and how strong its backwardness is from the United States with regard to global surveillance,” he emphasized.

            But how it works. How many aircraft carriers do amers have ?. Well, the Leonov’s crew still has a lot of work to do. Now we need to think about the method of photographing and listening to radars so that not only the tail, but also the screws fall off, the anchors themselves go to the ground. A lot of work, a lot ...
      2. Baloo
        Baloo 14 February 2018 22: 27
        +1
        Quote: Gray Brother
        Not only did the Russians chase the aircraft carrier, they “listened” to it with radars and even took pictures

        As a result of photographing, the tail of an aircraft carrier fell off. The destroyer Cole courageously covered the evacuation of Ford with its hull.
        And the creators and operators of cameras and radars awarded?
        There is an even funnier bike. The captain of the submarine wanted to sink the aircraft carrier Enterprise. Quietly so entered the warrant and imitated the attack by torpedoes, at the same time cleaning the galley and the latrine. "Attack" noticed aboard the bustle, sharp steering commands. Everyone is in a panic. At that moment the pepilats came in for landing and ... crashed into the stern. Fire ... That's how the captain's dream almost came true. The base met all the command. The captain prepared for the worst, but no, awarded.
        Well, for us, for you and for those who are in the sea of ​​the Navy will never be dishonored, and under no circumstances! drinks
  11. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 14 February 2018 13: 47
    0
    God Rogue marks
  12. kdakda
    kdakda 14 February 2018 14: 02
    0
    Once in 15 years, a bolt of lightning shoots. Only then it somehow shot badly. We were able to land the plane ourselves.
  13. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 14 February 2018 14: 08
    0
    I would like to look at the lightning rod of this plane! if he is finally there
  14. Old26
    Old26 14 February 2018 15: 48
    0
    Quote: tomket
    Quote: Old26
    The machine is durable. His other "classmates" have long been decommissioned, and he flies.

    Ummm ... What kind of classmates are these written off?))))) Tu-95 also flies properly ...

    And besides the TU-95, the B-52 did not have “classmates” among the strategists ??
    For example, the same American B-36, which was operated from 49 to 59 years. Or B-58, Or the same English “Volcanoes” and “Victor” Our 3M / M4 are also already written off. Although all this is classmates B52 and TU-95
  15. Alexasmi
    Alexasmi 14 February 2018 17: 26
    0
    Gentlemen, connoisseurs, and when lightning strikes, there should not be signs of fusion of the skin, frame, etc.?
  16. demo
    demo 14 February 2018 21: 42
    +2
    I'm afraid to be branded as paranoid, but maybe it’s again a joke of the GDP?
    And what? On returning to base, the Lightning crew was given a three-day day off.