572767 Herpa U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress 596th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Base – Operation Secret Squirrel – 58-0185 “El Lobo II”

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572767 Herpa U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress 596th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Base – Operation Secret Squirrel – 58-0185 “El Lobo II”

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572767
Herpa 1/200th scale
U.S. Air Force
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress
596th Bomb Squadron
2nd Bomb Wing
Barksdale Air Base
Operation Secret Squirrel
58-0185
"El Lobo II"

RRP  £99.00

Model Description

Herpa 1/200th scale 572767 U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress – 596th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Base – Operation Secret Squirrel – 58-0185 “El Lobo II”. Available to pre-order at Flying Tigers.

 

After the ultimatum issued by the United Nations Security Council to Iraq to withdraw from occupied Kuwait expired on January 15, 1991, seven B-52 bombers with a crew of 57 took off from Barksdale Air Force Base in the US state of Louisiana in the early morning hours of January 16 for the longest combat mission in the history of aviation to date. It took the seven Stratofortresses four aerial refuelings to cover the 14,000 miles, more than 22,000 kilometers, of the mission, which was then kept secret. After no less than 35 hours in the air, the exhausted crews of the 596th Bomber Squadron were back on American soil. The mission, called the “Secret Squirrel”, was the prelude to the large-scale operation “Desert Storm” for the liberation of Kuwait. With their GPS-guided guided missiles, the B-52s, including the B-52G with the Nose Art “El Lobo II”, incapacitated critical Iraqi command, communications and surveillance infrastructures, which greatly facilitated the advance of the ground forces of the international coalition.

RRP  £99.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: 572767

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1/200th Scale Military and Civilian Aircraft, 1/200th Scale Section, Future Military Model Releases, Herpa Wings, Herpa Wings 1/200th scale Diecast, Herpa Wings Military, Herpa Wings Military 1/200th scale, Military Aviation

Weight 750 g
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