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B-52G to be taken off the runway for good at Davis-Monthan

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –An aircraft that has been a part of the Air Force since the 60's will be taken off the runway for good Thursday.

The elimination ceremony will take place at the Boneyard at Davis-Monthan.

The elimination of the B-52G is part of the "New Start Treaty." The treaty is an agreement between the US and Russia to limit the number of deployed strategic warheads.

Davis-Monthan says they will use a rescue saw to make a surgical cut that will sever the bomber's tail section from the fuselage of the aircraft.

Production of the first B-52G was completed back in 1958. There were 193 B-52G's built. Its wingspan is over 180 feet, the length is 160 feet and the height is over 40 feet.

This will be the 39th B-52G eliminated.

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