28 Speedy Facts About US Air Force That’ll Take Your Breath Away

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26B1-B Lancer

In 2006, a B1-B Lancer named “Hard Luck” did a belly landing in Guam because the aircrew forgot to lower the landing gear.

27. When the USAF B-2 Spirit stealth bomber detects a nuclear flash it instantly shuts down and then reboots many of its electronic systems. Shutting down is the only way to avoid an electromagnetic pulse that would fry its components. The aircraft counters lightning by protecting its electrical components from over-amperage.

28. In 2003, a USAF F-16 fought a battle with a US Army Patriot missile battery and won.


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