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 B-52 Stratofortress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1954, replacing the Convair B-36 and the Boeing B-47.
For more than 50 years, the B-52 Stratofortress has been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the United States.
Unfortunately, both aircraft were scrapped in the mid-1960s, though the YB-52 was available for viewing in the USAF Museum from the late '50s until the time when it was decided to scrap it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/B-52   (4032 words)

  
 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress -- Chapter 22
Today, the B-52H is the only version of the Stratofortress still in service, with all previous versions having either been consigned to storage or scrapped.
The Hot Fan project was interrupted by the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, when all Stratofortresses had to stand alert, and was not resumed until January 1963.
There is no ACM variant with a conventional mission, or at least none that has been revealed (although the B version is rumored to have a conventional capability).
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us/b052-22.html   (4708 words)

  
 Goleta Air and Space Museum: B-52 Stratofortress - Nineties and beyond
The B-52 Stratofortress Association is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of this magnificent airplane and the men and women who designed, tested, built, maintained and flew her in three wars - two hot, one cold.
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 is carrying Wind Corrected Munition Dispensers (WCMD), which are CBUs with an INS and steerable fins, on the inboard pylons at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1999.
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 of the 2 BW from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and Boeing-North American B-1B Lancer, 84-049 of the 412 TW at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.
www.air-and-space.com /b-52c.htm   (1680 words)

  
 The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
One of the more impressive was the big Boeing "B-52 Stratofortress" eight-engine jet bomber.
Although it was designed for the nuclear strike mission, it never saw combat in that role, but it has seen plenty of action dropping conventional weapons in Vietnam and in post-Cold War conflicts.
www.vectorsite.net /avb52.html   (127 words)

  
 Fresh Start 2002: Nonstop Flight
The B-52 Stratofortress, the big-shouldered U.S. Air Force bomber, has inspired fear as a weapon and respect as a pillar of nuclear deterrence.
It has inspired whimsy too: The band the B-52s took their name from the slang expression for a beehive hairdo that looks like the bomber's nose.
www.fastcompany.com /online/54/B52.html   (2618 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress
Today, 94 B-52H's are all that remain of 744 Stratofortresses built in the '50s and '60s.
In addition, it can carry the conventional cruise missile which was launched from B-52G models during Desert Storm.
The bombers, some still wearing faded "Peace is our Profession" emblems, were placed deep inside the sprawling complex, like sacrificial lambs awaiting slaughter.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/systems/b-52.htm   (450 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress Markings
These photos show a small selection of markings from B-52Gs and B-52Hs during the twilight years of their service with Strategic Air Command, before it was disbanded and the bomber units assigned to Air Combat Command.
To me, the B-52 is perhaps the most awe-inspiring warplane I have ever seen fly, although I never had the good fortune to see either a B-36 or the XB-70 in the air.
The huge wing and eight roaring engines (with lots of smoke pouring out of the older J57-powered versions, especially at takeoff!) give the Stratofortress an ominous yet strangely graceful appearance in flight, and its sheer bulk on the ground cannot fail to impress.
ipmslondon.tripod.com /referencearticles/id23.html   (940 words)

  
 Air Power:The B-52 Bomber
A half century after first entering service, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, nicknamed BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fellow) by aircrews, is being flown by a new generation of pilots, young enough to be the grandchildren of the original pilots and often younger than the planes they are flying.
Originally expected to serve for merely a decade, the B-52 remains the backbone strategic bombing plane for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and is often still the first weapon sent against a combatant nation.
He viewed it and ordered them to "give it more speed." The engineers returned to their hotel and spent the weekend improving the model.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/B52/AP37.htm   (1399 words)

  
 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Replacement bombers, the North American B-70, the Rockwell B-1 and Northrop B-2 have not brought the venerable B-52 Stratofortress to retirement.
The B-52 saw extensive service in Vietnam and again during Operation Desert Storm.
The existing fleet's structural life is estimated to last beyond 2040.
www.shanaberger.com /B-52.htm   (137 words)

  
 Aerospaceweb.org Aircraft Museum - B-52 Stratofortress
A total of 744 B-52 Stratofortress models were built, and 93 examples of the B-52H remained in service by 2004.
A new replacement for the B-52, known as the B-1A, had been planned to begin replacing the Stratofortress fleet by about 1980.
Though originally designed as a long-range nuclear bomber, the B-52 Stratofortress has seen far more action dropping conventional bombs over its lifetime.
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/bomber/b52   (1202 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress
From the birth of aviation to the awesome B-1 B, this is a comprehensive look at the mighty planes that rain death from above.
All aircraft being equipped to carry 12 AGM-86 cruise missiles externally and eight internally on CSRL.
www.danshistory.com /b52.html   (864 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress Association
To facilitate renewed and continued fellowship among those who share association with the B-52 Stratofortress.
Purposes of Our Organization: To document and perpertuate the history of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
To sponsor periodic meetings of individuals who participate(d) in the design, maintenance, manufacture and operation of the B-52 as well as those with a historical interest in the aircraft.
www.stratofortress.org   (136 words)

  
 Edwards B-52 Stratofortress
Once again the Boeing built B-52 Stratofortress "Buff" proved its might with relentless carpet-bombing during the 1991 Gulf War.
A true cornerstone of American's bomber arsenal since the 1950's, the Buff helped bring a quick end to the war.
www.edwards.af.mil /brochure/docs_htm/aircraft/ac_html/b52strto.htm   (83 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress - Wikimedia Commons
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force.
Pegasus rocket carried by B-52 (April 5, 1990)
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/B-52_Stratofortress   (41 words)

  
 B-52 STRATOFORTRESS
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is built to fly at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet, carrying conventional or nuclear weapons.
For almost 40 years, B-52 Stratofortresses have made up the United States' primary manned strategic bomber force.
A total of 744 B-52s were built with the last one, an H model, delivered in October 1962.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/systems/dvic167.htm   (428 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress, Aviation, B-52 Stratofortress, aviation, Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia
B-52 Stratofortress, Aviation, B-52 Stratofortress, aviation, Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia
Date : 2/27/2006 Time : 8:35:04 AM The B-52, introduced in the late 1950s and used in the Vietnam War, is the primary U.S. global nuclear bomber.
www.4to40.com /earth/science/htm/aviationindex.asp?counter=5   (122 words)

  
 frontline: the gulf war: weapons: b-52 stratofortress
The development of Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress began in the late 1940s when the Air Force saw a need for an all-jet bomber that could carry nuclear and conventional bombs more than 4,000 miles.
The B-52 made its first flight in 1952 and entered service with the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1954.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/weapons/b52.html   (379 words)

  
 B - 52 Stratofortress, (USAF) Green Camou.
The B-52 "Stratofortress" long range heavy bomber, built by Boeing, has been in operation in the Strategic Air Command since 1955.
AM023-AR B - 52 Stratofortress, (USAF) Green Camou.
Nearly 750 B-52's were built when production ended in Oct. 1963, of which 170 were D's.
seagifts.com /b52stratusgr.html   (291 words)

  
 Boeing: Integrated Defense Systems - B-52 Stratofortress, B-52 Stratofortress Home
The B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, strategic heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory.
Used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the B-52 has been the longest-serving bomber U.S. military history.
The latest version, the B-52H, can carry up to 20 air-launched cruise missiles.
www.boeing.com /defense-space/military/b52-strat   (224 words)

  
 Amazon.com: B-52 Stratofortress (General Aviation): Books: Robert Dorr
B-52 Stratofortress Units in Combat 1955-73 (Combat Aircraft) by Jon Lake
The last in the line of Boeing ‘heavies’, the Stratofortress has gone on to break all records for longevity, firstly with Strategic Air Command, and more recently with Air Combat Command.
Walter Boyne's (a former B-52 pilot) 144-page "Boeing B-52: A Documentary History" first completed in 1981 is also an excellent book but, more for the serious historian or former crew-members due to it's in-depth discussions on equipment and tactics.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1841760978?v=glance   (1059 words)

  
 Military and Civilian Aircraft - B-52 Bomber
For more than 40 years B-52 Bomber Stratofortresses have been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the United States.
The B-52 Bomber first flew in 1954, and the B model entered service in 1955.
During Operation Allied Force, B-52 Bomber opened the conflict with conventional cruise missile attacks and then transitioned to delivering general purpose bombs and cluster bomb units on Serbian army positions and staging areas.
www.militaryfactory.com /aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=19   (730 words)

  
 Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Commanded by Major General Archie J. Old Jr., three B-52 Stratofortresses complete a 24,325-mile round-the-world nonstop flight in 45 hours, 19 minutes, with an average speed of 534 mph.
It is the first globe-circling nonstop flight by a jet aircraft.
oldkunnel.net /hgr18004.html   (1123 words)

  
 Air Force Technology - B-52H Stratofortress - Long Range Multirole Bomber
The B-52H is the US Air Force's long-range, large-payload multi-role bomber and is known as the Stratofortress or the Buff (Big Ugly Fat Fellow).
Air Force Technology - B-52H Stratofortress - Long Range Multirole Bomber
Copyright 2006 SPG Media Limited a subsidiary of SPG Media Group PLC
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/b52   (1194 words)

  
 Air Force Link - Photos
The munitions are on display with a B-52 Stratofortress to display its full capabilities.
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- A B-52 Stratofortress, flown by Capt. Will Byers and Maj. Tom Aranda, prepares for refueling over Afghanistan during a close-air-support mission.
Thomas Ireland refuels a B-52 Stratofortress over Afghanistan during a close-air-support mission.
www.af.mil /photos/index.asp?galleryID=15   (795 words)

  
 The Definitive 1/72 Scale Model Census. Aircraft, B-52 Stratofortress.
B-52 Bomber B-52 BUFF Boeing B-52 Statofortress Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Boeing B-52D Stratofortress Boeing B-52G Stratofortress Boeing B-52H Stratofortressr
Walkaround 6: B-52 Stratofortress, by Lou Drendel, Squadron Signal 1996, ISBN 0-89747-358-2
Aeroguide 28: Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, by Anthony Thornborough, Linewrights 1990, ISBN 0-946958-36-X
www.72scale.com /aircraft/boeing/b-52.htm   (454 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress Association Web Page
Copyright (c) 1998-2002 by the B-52 Stratofortress Association.
Please tell them you saw the add on the B-52 Association's web site.
Please sign our Guest book so we'll know you were here, thanks!.
www.stratofortress.org /index2.html   (108 words)

  
 Air Combat Command Aerial Events - B-52 Stratofortress
Air Combat Command Aerial Events - B-52 Stratofortress
Air Combat Command's B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions.
www2.acc.af.mil /airdemo/b-52.html   (245 words)

  
 Historic Wings: BUFF - The Story of the B-52 Stratofortress
Historic Wings: BUFF - The Story of the B-52 Stratofortress
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historicwings.com /features98/stratofortress/splash-stratofortress.html   (151 words)

  
 - SHOP.COM
B-52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm Paperback
B-52 Stratofortress Units in Operation Desert Storm Author: Jon Lake Publisher: Osprey Pub Co Format: Paperback
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www.shop.com /op/aprod-p29137242   (141 words)

  
 B-52 Stratofortress Association's Dreambook
I spent the next 4 years working on B 52 G's and KC 135's.
I live in garland just 40 minutes from Carswell and how depressing it is to go there and not see those big beautiful black tails of Ds and Fs ruling the ramp-no offense to the C130 navy birds there now.
I am glad to see that I am not the only one that does not have romantic memories of all the BS we put up with.
books.dreambook.com /b52sfa/b52sfa.html   (9843 words)

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