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B-52G/H Stratofortress In Action

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The legendary Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the preeminent symbol of American military power. B-52s first flew in 1952, and now over sixty years later, this rugged jet bomber remains in front-line service, with plans to continue operating until 2040. This volume is packed with historical and newly released USAF photographs of the B-52's amazing operational history.

More than any other weapon system, the legendary Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is the embodiment of American military power in the popular imagination. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the B-52 strategic long-ranged bomber has been its longevity. The B-52 first flew in 1952 and entered operational service with the U.S. Air Force in 1955. Boeing delivered the last B-52 to Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1962. Five decades later, the B-52 remains in front-line service, most recently taking part in combat over Afghanistan and Iraq. Even more amazingly, current plans are for the B-52 to remain in service until 2040. This volume is packed with historical and recent photographs of the B-52, including some that were released by the US Air Force and its contractors just for use in the book. As part of his research, the author flew on a B-52 training mission, and the flight report in this volume is the most detailed description of a B-52 mission ever published.

Pages: 88
Size: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: MMD-Squadron
ISBN: 9780897476874
Product Code: SS687