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Quickstrike: The B-52 Learns Another New Trick...
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Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2007-01-25 06:59|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [404 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Interesting Mike. Looks to me like an "enhanced sanctions" scenario - blockade their ports (we know they don't have airlift capability;).
Posted by Spot">Spot  2007-01-25 13:03||   2007-01-25 13:03|| Front Page Top

#2 Sounds like these things have IFF capability? Is it possible underwater?
Posted by gorb 2007-01-25 14:20||   2007-01-25 14:20|| Front Page Top

#3 RE: Harpoons, for once the USAF and USN got together and played nicely, they are compatible, but surface launch (ship-board) and air-launch are not.
at 50 / pass, the sealanes should be closed with only a couple of aircraft being exposed to hostile fire. and with a little radar jamming exercises, or 'technical malfunctions,' (complete with bogus apology) the BUFFS could sneak in undetected and leave a surprise right on DinnerJacket's doorstep.
Re; IFF: the US has documented acoustic signatures for years; it would be easy to program the mines' computer to recognize good guys. anybody else gets wet.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2007-01-25 14:29||   2007-01-25 14:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Something tells me B-52s will still be flying missions when I'm pushing up daisies (I was born in 1959).
Posted by xbalanke 2007-01-25 16:28||   2007-01-25 16:28|| Front Page Top

#5 I was also born in '59 - I hope we're both sniffin' daisys for lots of year to come...

Bathroom graffiti I've seen:

Whoever dies with the most toys wins!

Whoever stope to smell the flowers wins!

I lived forever - wound up with all the winners' toys, and I smoked the flowers!
Posted by M. Murcek">M. Murcek  2007-01-25 17:22||   2007-01-25 17:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Last AF Forecast I saw WRT B-52 was that they would be flying until ~ 2050's; that makes them approaching 100 years old!!! Whatta plane!
Posted by USN, Ret. 2007-01-25 17:41||   2007-01-25 17:41|| Front Page Top

#7 '59 here too...
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-01-25 17:43||   2007-01-25 17:43|| Front Page Top

#8 I thought we didn't talk about mines.
Posted by Shipman 2007-01-25 17:43||   2007-01-25 17:43|| Front Page Top

#9 that's mimes, ship
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-01-25 17:47||   2007-01-25 17:47|| Front Page Top

#10 memes.
Posted by Twelfth Imami 2007-01-25 17:48||   2007-01-25 17:48|| Front Page Top

#11 New keybird Frank. I'm removering the Kosmolean from my stored Mime-Gun even as we digress.
Posted by Shipman 2007-01-25 18:43||   2007-01-25 18:43|| Front Page Top

#12 This idea goes way back. They used B-29s to mine Japan's harbors near the end of WWII. I remember reading that Lemay wasn't too happy about it.
Posted by tu3031 2007-01-25 21:04||   2007-01-25 21:04|| Front Page Top

#13 Re; IFF: the US has documented acoustic signatures for years; it would be easy to program the mines' computer to recognize good guys. anybody else gets wet.

Yep. I s'pect the mullah's subs have already been acoustically recorded.

Mines can also be programmed to detonate on other criteria, say like on a 2nd data match, or a numerically-selected target (say let the first two ships pass, then detonate against a third).

And bottom mines are a b*tch to find.
Posted by Pappy 2007-01-25 21:25||   2007-01-25 21:25|| Front Page Top

#14 #11 LOL Ship
Posted by Matt 2007-01-25 22:06||   2007-01-25 22:06|| Front Page Top

#15 Blogged it up Jan. 21 direct from the Air Force.


Mk-62 mine
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2007-01-25 22:20||]">[]  2007-01-25 22:20|| Front Page Top

#16 The Buffs could've done it during 'Nam, but then INTERSERVICE PATRIARCHY reared its head - the USN claimed that the USAF was trying to control a "clearly/obvious" "Navy mission" [water/harbors = Navy]; plus the Navy + many Pols argued that Navy air and Subs could do the job more cheaply than the USAF.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2007-01-25 23:12||   2007-01-25 23:12|| Front Page Top

#17 Shipman: Maybe the B-52 could drop the equivalent of a naval mine cluster bomb. Ahem.
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-01-25 23:28||   2007-01-25 23:28|| Front Page Top

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