by Steve Davies
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The first B-52A flew on 5 August 1954 and production versions of the B-52A were designated B-52B, with greater weight and larger engines. Some had photographic reconnaissance or electronic countermeasures equipment in their bomb-bays and were re-designated RB-52Bs.
With each new variant the B-52 increased in range, power and capability. The B-52H made its first flight on 6 March 1961 and remains in service with the USAF in 2011, although a great many were broken up as part of the 1992 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. A total of 744 B-52s were produced at Boeing's plants at Seattle and Wichita between 1952 and 1962.
● Early design and Development
● The Stratofortress at War
● Anatomy of the Stratofortress
● The Pratt & Whitney TF33-P3 Turbofan
● The Pilot's View
● The Gunner's View
● The Maintenance Crew's View
Detailed photographs and technical cutaway drawings. Author is an authority on the B-52 and the USAF.
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