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Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: B-52 Bombing Accuracy
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2016, 07:50:13 am »
I once heard some one say that carpet bombing from B-52's is extremely accurate......................They all hit the ground!

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Re: B-52 Bombing Accuracy
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 02:51:48 pm »
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Does this provide your answer?
Well, the bombs landed along the centerline, a few to the left of center and the island's 0.3 miles in width at it's widest and that seems to be around the area the bombs came down and the bomb spacing seemed to be around 1/4 of the islands width so that's a little under 400 feet in width; and the CEP is the radius in which 50% of the bombs would land so that would be a little under 200 feet.  The plane appeared to be blown to the left so it would appear the bombs and planes were both affected by wind.
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Re: B-52 Bombing Accuracy
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 01:34:47 pm »
By the way, does anybody have any idea how high they were flying?  Based on time to cross the island, they couldn't have been doing much more than 360-390 knots over the ground
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