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Yeah they seem all to be new builds. I think the last ones were built as late as 1992 IIRC.

 

It really is the Russian B52. Probably a bit noiser though. :)

 

As far as replacement, they are trying to get the TU-160 production line going again, and have made some progress apparently with restoring some capability to that end. As far as long term replacement, there is supposedly a project to build a new long range bomber, the initial concept art looks like a flying wing. Vulcanski?

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if they sent a B52 up to greet a Tu-95? "HI! WE'RE STILL FLYING OURS, TOO. WANNA DANCE?"

 

No Buffs but will a Vulcan do?

 

 

Talk about a Cold War memorial flight: A Bear, a BUFF and a Vulcan! :wub:

 

 

You would need a Victor and a Hustler as well.

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if they sent a B52 up to greet a Tu-95? "HI! WE'RE STILL FLYING OURS, TOO. WANNA DANCE?"

 

No Buffs but will a Vulcan do?

 

 

Talk about a Cold War memorial flight: A Bear, a BUFF and a Vulcan! :wub:

 

 

You would need a Victor and a Hustler as well.

 

For a complete set, we'd need a Valiant and Stratojet as well.

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All of the Bears in service were reportedly built in 1980s and early 1990s. That makes them at least two decades younger than the youngest B-52s. Add Kh-55 on board and...

 

Thanks for that Urbanoid, was not aware.

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And the Game goes on...

"A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, while participating in Baltic Operations over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2017."

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From Task & Purpose: 'Air Pirate' intercepts Russian defense minister's plane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCROh09OPzY

 

Article (describing Russian bluster)

http://taskandpurpose.com/russian-su-27-nato-f-16-midair-encounter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tp-today&utm_content=image

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