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Watch 12 B-52s take off in an exercise

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I saw that several times in the early '60s. One never knew at the time whether it was an exercise, or possibly the end of the world as we knew it. Definitely gave me the chills.
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Awesome & to think it evolved from a late 1940's design, that first flew in 1952 & still in service.
I note the wing tip pogo sticks retract unlike the U2's which I 'think' were discarded during take off & replaced by ground crew upon landing.
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Amazing sight, such big planes taking off with flexing wings.

Didn't see the B-52s though.

Must have been in the shack eating lobster.
(Somebody grab Jeff a nurofen, quick)
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