Not So Dumb Bomb
- More Bombs on Target. // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Jun2003, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p16
Focuses on the improvement of the B-52 precision-strike capability of the U.S. Air Force. Deployment of bombs during the Iraq war; Identification of the asset in the close air support mission; Elimination of collateral damage and fratricide. INSET: B-52 uses pod in combat.
- This Is The Year Of The B-52. // AVweb;4/30/2012, Vol. 18 Issue 18A, p4
The article focuses on the so-called Year of the B-52 campaign which seeks to honor the service of the B-52 aircraft in 2012. It recalls that the aircraft first flew in 1952 and last produced in 1962. It adds that the aircraft dropped 15,000 tons of bombs on North Vietnam in 1972. The campaign...
- Bombing Fallout. // Time;1/22/1973, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p31
The article focuses on the decision by B-52 Pilot Michael Heck to refuse to participate in the U.S. bombing campaign in Hanoi and Haiphong in North Viet Nam. According to Heck, he will no longer be a participant in the bombing since the objectives are unjustifiable. It says that the decision...
- Dinh Tuong: Hell in a Small Place. // Time;9/11/1972, Vol. 100 Issue 11, p30
The article focuses on the air strike done by the American B-52 bombers in South Vietnam, wherein Dinh Tuong province has been the heavily hit region. It says that the B-52 bombing in the area resulted to numerous civilian victims and casualties, in which most victims are killed. It also...
- Woe to the Soldier Who Fails to Grasp This Basic Training. Goode, Stephen // Insight on the News;10/14/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 22, p8
Presents pieces of advice for soldiers from various sources. Instruction printed on U.S. rocket launcher; Accuracy of cluster bombing from B-52; Views of Col. David Hackworth on bravery.
- A new use for old bombers. // Time;2/3/1992, Vol. 139 Issue 5, p25
Announces the Federal Aviation Administration will use 30 retired B-52 bombers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, in scheduled demolition to learn how to design passenger airliners that are more resistant to terrorist explosives. Breakup of the Pan Am Flight 103 aircraft; Theoretical answers.
- Have Nap offers stand-off capability for B-52s in Mideast. Morrocco, J.D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/3/1990, Vol. 133 Issue 10, p35
Discusses the U.S. Air Force's deployment of B-52G bombers to Saudi Arabia to employ highly accurate AGM-142 Have Nap stand-off weapons against targets in Iraq. Have Nap capability; Conventional strike missions; Inertial guidance.
- Untitled. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/20/1993, Vol. 139 Issue 12, p23
Reports on the rollout of a modified B-52H bomber for conventional missions. Weapons delivery capability of the aircraft; Use of universal bomb bay adapter; Plans of the United States Air Force for the aircraft.
- B-52s, ALCMs `desert stormed' from Louisiana. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1992, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p48
Reveals that the first planes that bombed Iraq were seven B-52G bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The air force maintained silence to protect a `black program' that involved converting cruise missiles from nuclear to conventionalwarheads. Route of the bombers; Air-launched...