configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after its vertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January The aircraft eventually landed safely and remained in service until
The Boeing Stratofortress is in its fifth decade of operational service. It primarily provides the United States with immediate nuclear and conventional global strike capability. The is the most combat capable bomber in the U.
A Stratofortress flies during exercise Cope North Feb. off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air.