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  •  Very few countries have real bombers (1+ / 0-)
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    Even Russia went heavily towards missiles during the Cold War. A big chunk of their bomber force was/is dedicated to naval uses (patrol and anti-shipping).

    China doesn't have anything larger than a medium bomber (TU-16).

    In the West, only Britain and France fielded bombers (Vulcan, Victor, Valiant, Mirage IV) and neither operates them any more.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 12:30:21 PM PST

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