Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Bomber

B-52 Inflight #2B-52  STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER

INTRODUCTION

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

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