B-52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm

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B-52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm

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With the ending of the Cold War (1946-1991), the B-52's traditional combat role became redundant, and the USAF looked for new ways to use the machine. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in August 1990 gave the B-52 the chance to prove its worth in the new world order, and Stratofortress crews flying the B-52G seized the opportunity with both hands. This book explains how, flying from bases in the Indian Ocean, Britain, Spain and Saudi Arabia, the B-52G was at the forefront of the campaign to free Kuwait of Saddam's forces and dropped the first bombs of Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991).

Table of Contents

Back to War/The G-Model · Prelude to Desert Storm/Fire from the Island/1708th BW(P)'s War/Moron & Fairford/B-52H in Desert Storm/Conclusions/Appendices

Product details

Published Nov 11 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841767512
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 5 b/w; 95 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 50
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Jon Lake

Illustrator

Mark Styling

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