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Old 4th July 2007, 19:42
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Re: B-52 battle-damage pics

No pictures I'm afraid, but I'm guess you're refering to SA-2 hits rather than SA-7. The shorter ranged point defence SAM would have been hard pushed to hit a B.52 at the altitude they were operating at. All of the 15 B.52's lost were reported as being lost to SA-2 hit, though I believe two of these also suffered damage from MiG21's.

Also at least one B.52 was damaged by an SA-2 earlier in 1972 (April) during operations over North Vietnam. I believe it returned on three engines, no further details I'm affraid.

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Steve
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