Boeing B-52 "Stratofortress" - Heavy Bomber

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - Heavy Bomber Aircraft


Stock #: 701105
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: Joseph F. Marsello
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

Send Print
Additional Details:
Engines: 8 P&W j57 Jets, each 10,000 lb. thrust Crew: 6 Top Speed: Over 800 mph Wingspan: 185 ft. Range: Over 6,000 mi. Length: 156 ft. 5 in. Ceiling: Over 50,000 ft. Height 48 ft. 4 in. First jet nonstop around-the-world flight was made on 16-18 Jan. 1957 by 3 B-52's. In Feb. 1959, the sleek all-jet B-52 replaced the slower-but-bigger prop-driven B-36 as the front-line bomber. It proved to be the far-reaching retaliatory arm of Strategic Air Command (SAC) on 15 Dec. 1958 when the B-52G missile-bomber flew 9,000 miles without refueling. The YB-52 is exhibited at the Air Force Museum, W-PAFB, Ohio.