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Re: These B-52s in Europe Have Nothing To Do With Russia, We Swear
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 03:48:46 AM »
RAF Fairford was the only TransOceanic Abort Landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle in the UK. In 1950, as a result of the beginning of the Cold War, the airfield was transferred to the U.S. Air Force for strategic bomber operations. A 10,000-foot (3,000 m) runway was constructed for long-range bomber operations.That would compliment a runway for a B-52 bomber. The base as a strategic bombing platform has been firmly established.
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