Why This Obsolete Bomber Will Outlive EVERYTHING



The B-52 Stratofortress is expected to be in service well into the 2050s, and yet, the B-1 Lancer and the B-2 Spirit bombers are expected to retire in the early 2030s. But why is an older airplane going to out-serve much newer and more capable bombers? It’s not that simple, or as we like to say it, it’s #NotWhatYouThink #NWYT #longs

Music:
Tiger beat-Tigerblood Jewel
All Parts Equal – Airae
As history unfolds – Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen
Ostinato – Vieveri
Displaced – Robert Ruth
Flightmode – Chris Shards
Chaos Theory – Ava Low
We Are Giants – Silver Maple
Hyena – Tigerblood Jewel
Virginia Highway – Tigerblood Jewel

Footage:
National Archives
Rolls-Royce
US Department of Defense

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