YMMV / First Strike

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Dr. Edward Luttwak spends a lot of time balking over the fact that the Air Force is still using the B-52 Stratofortress as its primary bomber—which by then had been in service for about two and a half decades. "No airline would ever use an airplane for this long!" And yet ...
    • ... As of 2013—citing the bomber's ability to remain airborne for very long periods of time, its reliability, and its usefulness in supporting ground operations where opponents have limited air defense—the Air Force plans to continue using the B-52 well into 2045, almost a century after its first flight.