How Low can you go? Insane Low B-52 Flyby
Fighters are fun, but bombers make national policy…that’s probably because the behemoth weights 265,000-pounds and has 185-foot wingspan.
This image was taken in 1990 in the Persian Gulf. US carriers and B-52s were conducting joint exercises when two of the bombers requested permission for a low pass. While it’s a high altitude bomber, the B-52s also fly at low altitudes to avoid enemy radar and air defenses. When the B-52s approached the carrier, they announced they were six miles away but the carrier controllers couldn’t see them because they weren’t looking down.