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35 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force Received First Operational Rockwell B-1B Lancer Bomber

35 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force Received First Operational Rockwell B-1B Lancer Bomber

The B-1B lancer entered service in 1986 and was designed as a strategic bomber with supersonic speed. Photo by Senior Airman Jeffrey Withrow Thirty-five years ago, the first B-1B Lancer long-range, multi-mission, supersonic conventional bomber was delivered to the U.S. Air Force. The Strategic Air Command received the first operational Rockwell …

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58 Years Ago Today Soviet Pilot Flying Mikoyan-Gurevich E-152 Set The World Record For Speed

58 Years Ago Today Soviet Pilot Flying Mikoyan-Gurevich E-152 Set The World Record For Speed

58 years ago today Soviet pilot flying Mikoyan-Gurevich E-152 set the world record for speed over a 15/25 kilometer straight course According to This Day In aviation website, Colonel Georgy Konstantinovich Mosolov, Hero of the Soviet Union, flew the Mikoyan-Gurevich E-152\1 to a two-way average speed of 2,681 kilometers per …

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26 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Crashed At Fairchild Air Force Base

26 Years Ago Today U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress Crashed At Fairchild Air Force Base

1994 Fairchild Air Force Base B-52 crash – Credits: USAF On Friday, 24 June 1994, a United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52 Stratofortress crashed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, United States, after its pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur “Bud” Holland, maneuvered the bomber beyond its operational limits and lost …

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