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TwoBit and me

everyday i'm sufferin

gross

by Bono

submitted August 10th 2017

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We have B-52s for this.
11 months ago
*ICBM's
11 months ago
It's amortization vs technology. 52s win everytime.
11 months ago
They sent four B1-B Lancers to Guam yesterday.
11 months ago
I'm pretty sure 6 are permanently stationed there.
11 months ago
B1-Bs were really just a project to keep Rockwell busy.
11 months ago
the cleanup will be really messy - but jeebus just get it over with already...
11 months ago
The B-52's there usually come from Barksdale AFB. There might be a few tankers there from Niagara Falls too. Thing is, against N. Korean artillery, the B1 would work out better at lower altitudes. The B-52's fly too high and too slow.
11 months ago
If it's the 36th Ops Group that's still there, no aircraft at all are permanently assigned, so who knows what's there.
11 months ago
They don't need to be fast. Haven't been for 60 years.
11 months ago
Those were built to bomb the Soviet Union though, Jim. N. Korea is all mountains.
11 months ago
It's about tonnage, shark. Tonnage.
11 months ago
The B-1's can fly supersonic at low altitudes under their radar, drop the bombs, and be back out before you know it.
11 months ago
What's the fun in that?
11 months ago
Or we could even send in a few B-2 Spirits. 80 bombs a piece and they'd show up as a small bird on N.Korea's radar.
11 months ago
Operating costs are too high, but yes.
11 months ago
In a few years the B-21 will replace the B-52 and B-1B anyway.
11 months ago
Nah, not until 2045
11 months ago
2030, they're saying. But yeah, after all the fuck-ups with the F-35, it'll be 2045 by the time it's combat ready. The next Kim will be in power by then.
11 months ago
There is a chance that some of the remaining H models could outlive me.....which is weird.
11 months ago
The newest B-52 is 50 years old., believe it or not. There's something like 58 active with another 18 in reserve.
11 months ago
There's a few more in storage, so I always call that number "grey".
11 months ago
I'm just going by USAF fact sheets. That number seemed high to me.
11 months ago
If we were to actually attack N.Korea, I doubt we'd send any bombers, honestly. If we did, it would only be to clean up whatever tactical nukes didn't kill. Also, B-1's don't deploy to guam, only B-52's do. B-1's are usually sent to Qatar. So if we did bomb N.K., it might actually be smaller aircraft like F16's with escorts.
11 months ago
Multiple small F16 groups can do a lot of damage and they are already in place all over the pacific and Europe.
11 months ago
Just going by what the Pentagon said to NBC http://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/b-1-bombers-key-u-s-plan-strike-north-korean-n791221
11 months ago
Also: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2016/07/29/b-1-bombers-will-deploy-to-guam-for-first-time-in-a-decade/
11 months ago
Wow. I didn't know they actually deployed to Guam. Still, the front line would definitely be F16's, most likely from S.K and Japan. N.K. anti-air capabilities are actually pretty good. Glad I got out when I did. Ellsworth was my last base and all I can say is, FUCK bombers. Those jets are old as shit and the maintenance books are as thick as a cement blocks.
11 months ago
Really though, I would love it if this doesn't turn into something. Either way, a 'deployment' to Guam is light years better than being stuck in Qatar.
11 months ago
Another option is offshore guided missile launches from cruisers and SSGN subs, too. An Ohio-class sub can launch 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles without surfacing.
11 months ago
Like bombing worked for you lot in Vietnam
11 months ago
Different enemy, different weapons, different period in history.
11 months ago
but same old American bullshit
11 months ago
Same old angry limey bullshit from you, too. At least nothing's changed.
11 months ago
I mean, the British trained South Vietnamese troops during that conflict and SAS troops also served with American Spec Ops troops, but you wouldn't know anything about that.
11 months ago
seems like bullshit to me
11 months ago
Also, the US had support provided by MI6 station in Hanoi and British monitoring station in Hong Kong until the fall of Saigon in 1975.
11 months ago
That was all part of the British Advisory Mission to South Vietnam (BRIAM)
11 months ago
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TYMkHtoRUbw
11 months ago
your best sub, little man.
11 months ago
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-_J5WWkoc
11 months ago
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