B-52’s Over Korea

Apparently this is being done to express our displeasure, or to intimidate.  Or something.

The first flight of a B-52 occurred in April, 1952.  61 years ago.

The first powered flight of a heavier than air manned aircraft took place in December, 1903.  That is, 49 years before the first flight of a B-52.

Put another way, more time has elapsed between the B-52’s first flight and today than had elapsed between the first manned flight and the B-52’s first flight.   We’re still flying B-52’s; but it would have been unthinkable that in 1952 anyone would have gotten around in one of those Wright Brothers’ crates.

This is a startling fact and it says something.  I’m just not sure what.



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