Sunday, February 24, 2008

25% of US Bomber Fleet Grounded

So the US lost 1 bomber, what is the big deal you might think? Well that 1 bomber is about 1% of our total strategic bomber inventory and now with the rest of the B-2 fleet grounded that means we have about 75 B-52 (fifty years old) and B-1 (25 years old) ready to fly combat missions.

Shockingly this is only the tip of the iceberg; the entire USAF fleet averages about 25 years old; our most significant air denfence fighter fleet, the F-15, has recently been grounded with the little known effect of us having to ask Canada to fly air defence missions over Alaska for us; the size of the USAF is now lower than at the start of WW2.


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