United States Strategic Air Command High-Altitude Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Long-Range Heavy Bomber
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Powered by 8 Pratt & Whitney jet engines, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
was USA's most convincing atomic airborne forward-based weapons-platform.

If it wasn't for the US Strategic Air Command, it's likely all Europe/Britain would have been overrun by the Soviet Steamroller.

The crucial role of the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command and the immense global power and reach of B-52 Stratofortress 24/7 patrols in successfully deterring the Soviet Union from advancing through Europe and/or starting major war cannot be overstated.

"There is widespread belief throughout the free world that, but for American nuclear superiority, Europe would already have been reduced to satellite status and the Iron Curtain would have reached the Atlantic and the Channel." House of Commons Debates Mar 1, 1955, at 1896.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill: Defense Through Deterrents

Home References
Page 2: Foreign Secretary Edward Grey: Balkans Crisis Arbitration 1903-1914
1914: A general willingness to believe "war was something that was not going to happen in Europe."
Page 3: "Caught Looking": Physical Working Models
of European/British Response to June 28-July 1914 Crisis

Historians on Causes of World War I
Foreign Secretary Edward Grey: Delayed Telegrams June-July 1914
Foreign Secretary Edward Grey on the June 28-July 1914 Crisis
Winston Churchill on the June 28-July 1914 Crisis
June 28-July 1914: The Tactic of Timidity
Ambiguous Defensive/Offensive Military Preparations
June 29th-July 1914, Wagons-Lits to the French Riviera
Switzerland: Europe's Strongest Neutral Armed-Power and the June 28-July 1914 Balkans Crisis

July 16, 1945: Trinity
Effects of Atomic Detonations: Hiroshima, Nagasaki
Japan: Feasibility of Atomic Demonstration-Test in 1945 >

  The original cockpit design had tandem seats, but General Curtis E. LeMay wanted the pilots side-by-side.

    B-52 nuclear deterrence patrols remained permanently airborne near the Soviet Union’s borders.

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   B-52 Stratofortress: Navigator


    B-52 Stratofortress: Left: Bomber, Right: Radar Navigator

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