The B-52 is nicknamed “Stratofortress” is a long ranged, jet powered (8/Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 turbofans) subsonic bomber. It was developed The B-52 design started in 1946 through a contract from the USAAF to the Boeing Company.
The maiden flight was in April 1952. Unlike the ill-fated Titanic, the B-52 was a success on it’s first flight. The B-52 went into service with the USAF in February 1955 and is still in service today