Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on the many upgrades the powerful B-52 Stratofortress went through, as well as what happens once planes are decommissioned. it's crazy when you consider how small the W80 warhead for a ALCM is. Granted, these say specifically they are inert, but it boggles the mind that those small silver cylinders have enough explosive power to take the heart out of any major city. I was stationed in Minot ND in the 80’s. It was great to see them take off and land. Being a fireman had up close look at their operations. Seeing them sit in the “bullpen” on alert was an interesting thing as well. I was fortunate to spend 4 years in the USAF, spending 3 years at Offutt AFB - SAC HQ. I saw a B52 and a SR-71 take off on the same day in 1970 or 71. Quite a sight. Now I live close to Whitmann AFB and have seen a lot of B-2s flying over. Proud to have served. I was stationed at griffiss Air Force Base 83 to 87. I worked on weather equipment. Which is at the end of the runway. I saw many b-52's from 50 ft above. I think the f106 was louder.