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HOW THE DEADLY (BUT REALLY OLD) B-52 BOMBER COULD WAGE WAR FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS
Sixty-seven years after the U.S. Air Force received its last B-52 from Boeing, the flying branch finally has firmed up plans to fit the heavy bomber with new engines. "If Air Force plans hold up, the B-52 will be approaching nearly a century of service by 2050, reporter John Tirpak wrote.To keep the airplane flying, the service plans to equip each B-52 with new engines, which are expected to be so much more maintainer-friendly and efficient that they’ll pay for themselves in just 10 years. READ MORE