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After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet – The New York Times

After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet – The New York Times

Glance down from the ageless expanse of blue sky into the cockpit of the Air Force’s largest bomber, and the panorama is decidedly more dated — banks of steam gauges quiver above aluminum levers built during the Eisenhower administration, obsolete knobs and dials unused in decades gather dust.

And much of the rest of the mammoth B-52 bomber is just as antiquated. Vacuum tubes have been replaced with microchips…

Source: After 60 Years, B-52s Still Dominate U.S. Fleet – The New York Times