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In World War II, it could take up to 30,000 bombing runs over a period of weeks to destroy a thousand ground targets. On Monday in North Carolina, the U.S. Air Force’s 4th Fighter Wing hit 1,000 targets in a single sweep, using just 70 or so Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles capable of dropping large numbers of small, smart munitions. Estimated time of destruction: a couple hours.
70 Boeing F-15Es hit 1000 ground targets in a single sweep, a couple of hours. In World War 2 it could take up to 30,000 bombing runs over a period of weeks to destroy ground 1000 targets. / 17 April 2012
Military Aircraft, Elephant Walks, Turkey Shoots, Fighter Wings, Strike Eagles, Training Mission, Us Air Force, 4Th Fighter, Shoots Training
US air force hits 1,000 targets in a couple of hours, just for the heck of it. In WWII it took 30,000 bombing runs and a few weeks.
F-15E Strike Eagles of the 4th Fighter Wing perform an "Elephant Walk" as they taxi down the runway during a Turkey Shoot training mission
Hans Holbein's 1537 portrait of Henry VIII
History, England, Tudor, Art, Hans Holbein, King Henry Viii, Portraits, Catholic Church, Henryviii
King Henry VIII of England and Ireland and the history of The Tudors.
Portrait of King Henry VIII of England based on a lost work (the "Whitehall Mural", originally created as a mural at the Palace of Whitehall, London, ca. 1536-37 by Hans Holbein the Younger, destroyed by fire in 1698). The lost mural is still well known today through many copies. This was the iconic representation of Henry VIII which spawned nearly every other portrait painted of him since, and the image with which we still identify him. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England
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A total of 29 missions spanning almost 3 decades takes its last flight.