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And another quiz...

This, as every schoolboy knows, is a B-52. Probably a B-52H. So why has Novosti used it to illustrate a story about Russian bombers etc carrying out patrol flights to test NATO readiness and the like?

For those who did not spend their childhoods poring over Airfix Catalogues, bumper boys' books of war & death and the like, the give away is the lack of a red star on the tail fin.

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Anonymous verity said... 6:30 pm

Oh, God - y-a-w-n-n-n! Funny that men are so obessive. I'll be there has never been a woman collector of train numbers in the history of the human race.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:39 pm

It does seem to be a largely male vice, yes, although there are plenty of things women do which are mystifying to chaps. Like crochet.  

Blogger Guthrum said... 8:22 pm

Hmmm, I have been happily naming all the Tanks on a programme this evening hosted by the guy from Red Dwarf. To howls of derision from the family. Airfix has a lot to answer for!  

Anonymous grumpy grandad said... 6:11 am

Hands up all you men who can name every make (and price) of designer handbag made in Europe......  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 12:58 pm

The other giveaway is that a B-52 hasn't got propellers....

Embroidering the view from nerderland, it's likely to be from

2nd Bomb Wing - Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

11th BS (B-52H, Tail Code: LA, Gold Tail Stripe)  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:16 pm

Impressive spade work Anon.  

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