Last remaining B-52G in the USAF inventory is destroyed

The last B-52G in the USAF inventory was cut apart, to comply with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Although it had been retired for many years, it was still in a condition that it could have been theoretically returned to service and so was counted for treaty purposes.

Several B-52Gs remain on display in museums.


U.S. Air Force personnel from the 578th Storage and Disposal Squadron lift a B-52G’s tail section onto a custom-made cradle at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec, 19, 2013. The cradle is purposely placed 30 degrees off center and a minimum of six feet apart from the aircraft’s fuselage in order for Russia’s satellites to verify the elimination.
Image credit: Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz

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