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  •  Lots of wires... (3+ / 0-)
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    sawgrass727, bobinson, elfling

    Back in the early '80s, I visited the boneyard near Tucson. They had BUFFs out there, in storage, but IIRC mostly to be cannibalized for a piece where the fuselage top joins the wings (I want to say the "Y joint").

    But they let us crawl around a B-52 there, and told us (again, IIRC) there was something over 25,000 miles of copper wire in a B-52. I believed it -- the wiring harnesses were huge.

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