All posts tagged 'B-52'

B-52 Stratofortress Special Edition CD

Posted on August 7th, 2014 · Posted in

B-52 Vital Statistics

The last B-52 Stratofortress built is now 50 years old

Posted on October 28th, 2012 · Posted in Factory Fresh

Today marks 50 years since Boeing delivered its last B-52 Stratofortress to the U.S. Air Force. H-model bomber 61-040 was assigned to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., where it remains in active service. Boeing built 744 B-52s, in eight different models, from 1952 to 1962. The Air Force fleet today..
Read more

USAF X-51A Waverider flight ends prematurely

Posted on August 18th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

The X-51A Waverider successfully launched from a B-52 Stratofortress over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012, at approximately 11:36 a.m. PDT. The X-51 safely separated from the B-52 and the rocket booster fired as planned. However, after 16 seconds, a fault was identified with..
Read more

Big, Bluff, Buff – Boeing’s B-52 – 1980 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on July 16th, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

Boeing’s B-52, Keeper Of The Peace Or Flying Test Lab! By Lt. Colonel William D. Sluru, Jr., February 1980 issue of Wings Little was it realized when the first YB-52 thundered down Boeing Field, Seattle, on its maiden flight in 1952 that the U.S. was launching one of the most..
Read more