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From Spads to Spirits: Inside the 13th Bomb Squadron

Affectionately known as ‘The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers’, the 13th Bomb Squadron has engaged in almost every major US conflict since World War One. Key.Aero provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is now the USAF's sole stealth bomber training unit

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Desert Storm 30: The Secret Squirrels of Callsign 'Doom'

Top secret for a year after it was mounted, the first B-52 mission of the 1991 Gulf War saw the B-52 firing some of the opening shots of the campaign, launching a barrage of 35 cruise missiles against a variety of ‘Night One' targets

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The Autographed Bomber: 5,000th B-17

Jeff Huston explains how the 5,000th Boeing B-17 to leave the firm’s Seattle factory was signed...

B-1B Lancers return to Guam

Four Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, on September 10 as part of the USAF’s Bomber Task Force operations.

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IN PICTURES: Allied Sky sees B-52s tour NATO states

Six US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress long-range strategic bombers flew over all 30 NATO member states in Europe and North America on August 28.

USAF deploys six B-52s to RAF Fairford

Six US Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress bombers – belonging to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota – deployed to RAF Fairford, UK, on August 22.

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Aircraft Report: Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

After 68 years of operational service, Boeing’s mighty long-range strategic bomber – the B-52 Stratofortress – is still the mainstay of the USAF’s global strike capability, a title this heavyweight will retain for up to three more decades.

B-1Bs conduct Baltic training missions

A pair of US Air Force (USAF) Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic-capable strategic bombers flew from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, to the Baltic region in support of a Bomber Task Force training mission.

Re-BUFFED

We detail what it will take to keep the USAF’s veteran bomber, the B-52H Stratofortress, operational and technologically relevant until its projected retirement around 2050.

UAC delivers modernised Tu-160s to Russia

Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) has returned a pair of recently upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M1 Blackjack supersonic-capable strategic missile carriers to the Russian Ministry of Defence.