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Some curiosities about the B-52 Stratofortress strategical aircraft (2)
Rome, Italy - All the veteran aircraft of Vietnam war and "Desert Storm" operation have been grounded
The B-52 baptism of fire occurred in June 1965 in Vietnam, during the "Arc Light" operation. The active engagement lasted from June 1965 to August 1973. In the war of Vietnam 24 B-52 aircraft have been lost: seven in incidents and 17 shot down by the enemy. In 1991, 80 B-52Gs participated to the "Desert Storm" operation carrying out some carpet bombing against the Iraqi troops. During this operation...
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