[Video] B-52 strategic bomber landing on a very short runway

The following video was recorded in 1983.

It shows the B-52 Stratofortress of the then Strategic Air Command, currently on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, arriving at the airport serving the largest UK aviation museum.

The runway at Duxford is 1,500 mt in length, and the bomber barely managed to remain within the runway (in spite of being stripped of all unnecessary equipment to make it lighter).

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