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    B-52īs MITO

    Few planes personify the words Air Power as good as a B-52. A survivor from the heated days of the cold war, it has nevertheless found itīs own way on modern battlefield as a valuable asset, yet maintaining itīs strategic role. Chances are weīll still have them flying around for the next 2 decades, building an almost-a-century record of service

    But the old Buff can also impress while itīs on the ground getting ready to take off, and probably the most spectacular display takes place durin Minimun Interval Take Offs, or `MITOī.

    Take a look at these vids, and donīt hesitate to share your ouwn finds









    Ever wondered how it looks & sound from the very Buff cockpit ?


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    A MITO for real means an SLBM is only minutes away from striking.

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    Dangerous stuff. Now I must go watch A Gathering of Eagles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterZ View Post
    Dangerous stuff. Now I must go watch A Gathering of Eagles.
    Hereīs an advance


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    ^ Thatīs great stuff !

    Quote Originally Posted by G-AWZT View Post
    A MITO for real means an SLBM is only minutes away from striking.
    Canīt even imagine the stress involved in such procedure under those circumstances; itīs either take off and leave the place or die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armored_diplomacy View Post
    ^ Thatīs great stuff !



    Canīt even imagine the stress involved in such procedure under those circumstances; itīs either take off and leave the place or die.
    And leave your family behind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-AWZT View Post
    A MITO for real means an SLBM is only minutes away from striking.
    I read somewhere once that a further tactic developed by the attacker was to do some airbursts in the likely outbound airspace as the bombers sped away from the base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroamerican View Post
    I read somewhere once that a further tactic developed by the attacker was to do some airbursts in the likely outbound airspace as the bombers sped away from the base.

    Back in the day one reason bombers were painted white was to reflect heat from nearby nuclear blasts. B-1 bombers had canopy glass like welding goggles that went dark in the presence of a bright flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armored_diplomacy View Post
    ^ Thatīs great stuff !



    Canīt even imagine the stress involved in such procedure under those circumstances; itīs either take off and leave the place or die.
    And everybody on the ground, the crew chief who helped you start this place and the guys who briefed you are all doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    And leave your family behind...
    Quote Originally Posted by JCR View Post
    And everybody on the ground, the crew chief who helped you start this place and the guys who briefed you are all doomed.
    Holy cr*p ...

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    why is it every time I see these cool vids and Puffs chimes in that I think he builds like all these cool and rare airplanes??

    puffs is like the linedoggie of planes....

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    I cant believe with all the Green House concern Obama and the greenies haven't curtailed the flights of these beasts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlat83 View Post
    I cant believe with all the Green House concern Obama and the greenies haven't curtailed the flights of these beasts..
    Don't give them any ideas.



    Anyway, awesome vids, thanks for sharing. The B-52 is truly a sturdy old bird - love how it looks as well. There is genuinely something bada*s about it.

    Those MITO exercises are creepy tho - every time I watch stuff related to the cold war nuclear exchange, it feels almost surreal. Your whole world ending in a flash - chilling thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sousuke View Post
    Anyway, awesome vids, thanks for sharing.
    Youīre most welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Sousuke View Post
    Those MITO exercises are creepy tho - every time I watch stuff related to the cold war nuclear exchange, it feels almost surreal. Your whole world ending in a flash - chilling thought.
    Well put.

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