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Took this off FBBO #2761211
04/07/20 06:07 PM
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Re: Took this off FBBO [Re: dart4forte] #2761227
04/07/20 07:15 PM
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My Dad was at a SAC base in 1968 in Montana. I have some 8 MM fill of Base Alerts with 50-100 B-52 taking off. It was a site to see as a young man.

Re: Took this off FBBO [Re: blewbyu] #2761507
04/08/20 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by blewbyu
with 50-100 B-52 taking off


Doubt it was that many, though it may have seemed like it as a kid, though!!! Very impressive to watch them take off!

Glasgow was the only b-52 base in Montana and only for 5 years or so. They only had a squadron of B-52s (15 or so) assigned and some KC-135 tankers. SAC had over 700 b-52s at one point but they kept them very spread out all over many different bases so as not to make too easy of a target.

Malmstorm still has lots of Minutemans, though!

Re: Took this off FBBO [Re: wingman] #2761599
04/08/20 05:28 PM
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My up north house is right off the run way at Wurtsmith in Oscoda MI.. I use to listen to them every
morning when they would warm the engines then take off... I own a house thats on the approach for
their landings.. its surprising how far a wing sags down when full to empty.. I heard from a buddy
they would sag 11'... you sure could tell by the sound when they left at 110% power at full pay load...
the run way is still 2 miles long... no more B-52s.. they moved them out.. Kaletta flys 747s out
of there now
EDIT
The B-52 uses a set of prop rods on the wings to take off when the tanks are full.. they drop
off on lift off and are picked up
wave

Last edited by MR_P_BODY; 04/08/20 08:43 PM.

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