Strategic Frontier: American Bomber Bases Overseas, 1950-1960
Publisher: Storming Media | ISBN: 142355860X | edition 1998 | PDF | 301 pages | 14,5 MB
This is a AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-bound, but rather assembled with Velobinding in a soft, white linen cover. The Storming Media report number is A336353. The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: On the morning of 16 January 1991, the eve of the Gulf War, seven SAC bombers took off from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, laden with weapons for use against Iraq. After fifteen hours of flight, which included two hours of air refueling by each plane, they arrived at launch points in northern Saudi Arabia and released thirty-five cruise missiles at eight target complexes in the Mosul area, then returned to the United States. This flight lasted over thirty- five hours and covered fourteen thousand miles–the longest time and farthest distance of any combat mission in aviation history.