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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2021, 10:12:06 AM »
Some railroaders use FRN for railfans. It stands for Fricking Railroad Nut, or something close to that. Heard it from a young woman whose father worked for thr railroad.
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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2021, 11:47:16 AM »
John thank you so much for your very much imaged explanation.  I know the word squirell for a weird guy that you can translate into French √©nergum√®ne that means someone a bit off the wall but the word is a bit outdated  nowadays.

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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2021, 12:03:29 PM »
 Thanks Mike. It's funny but if you change nut into addict  you get FRA. For what's worth.

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2021, 11:24:24 PM »
There's a podcast called: "The Railroad Rollby" that uses the catchphrase "FRN For Life!"
Now I finally know what that means!  ;) :-*

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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2021, 08:29:46 PM »
The last models, the "H" model were built in 1962.  The Air Force is working on another electronics upgrade and new engines.  They are expected to be flying into the 2050's.  The famous quote that seems to be true is "the last B-52 pilot has not yet been born."  I am now hearing that the quote has been changed to the father of the last B-52 pilot has not yet been born.
BTW, I have flown on B, C and D models.

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I've heard that when the last B-2 Spirit goes to the boneyard at Davis Monthan, the crew will be picked up and brought home by a B-52.   ;D

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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2021, 10:58:29 PM »
Kevin,  I haven't heard that one, but it is very possible.  The B-52 may be the first military airplane to be front line for a hundred years.  Unheard of in this high technology environment.  They will still be flying when I am cold and in the ground.  Sort of like Number 9!
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Re: BUFF B-52, Air Force, Snoring, and French.
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2021, 12:29:27 PM »
The main reason the B-52 is still around is because the USAF decided a long time ago that the plane is not built for "penetration" missions in enemy territory anymore.  That is why you only see it over targets where we have complete air dominance and little to no enemy anti-aircraft capability.  The invention of cruise missiles,  and other stand-off weapons are ideal for the B-52 due to its large payload capability and numerous wing hardpoints.
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