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B-52H Stratofortress Bomber Around Las Vegas
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Out and about in the desert and mountains around Las Vegas, military aircraft will fly over your head and intrude upon your solitude. However, learning to identify aircraft in flight adds an odd twist to enjoying the outdoors while hiking and birding around Las Vegas -- how many species and varieties can you identify?

B-52H Stratofortress Bombers are huge jets with eight engines (in four pods of two) and a payload of 70,000 pounds. These long-range bombers were built to carry nuclear weapons during the Cold War as a deterrence to the Soviet Union. Fortunately, they have only dropped conventional bombs.

B-52 Stratofortress Bomber
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more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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