Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
   For more than 40 years B-52 Stratofortresses have been the backbone of the manned strategic bomber force for the United States.  The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters). The use of aerial refueling gives the B-52 a range limited only by crew endurance. It has an unrefueled combat range in excess of 8,800 miles.  It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.  Updated with modern technology the B-52 will be capable of delivering the full complement of joint developed weapons and will continue into the 21st century as an important element of our nation's defenses. Current engineering analyses show the B-52's life span to extend beyond the year 2045.
     The B-52A first flew in 1954, and the B model entered service in 1955. A total of 744 B-52s were built with the last, a B-52H, delivered in October 1962. 
     The H model is the only B-52 still in the Air Force inventory.  There were 102 B-52H's delivered to Strategic Air Command; 94 are still in service.  Each can carry up to 20 air launched cruise missiles. In addition and a conventional cruise missile. It is highly effective when used for ocean surveillance, and can assist the U.S. Navy in anti-ship and mine-laying operations. Two B-52s, in two hours, can monitor 140,000 square miles (364,000 square kilometers) of ocean surface.
      In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. During Desert Storm, B-52s delivered 40 percent of all the weapons dropped by coalition forces.  Their targets included wide-area troop concentrations, fixed installations and bunkers, and decimated the morale of Iraq's Republican Guard. The Gulf War involved the longest strike mission in the history of aerial warfare when B-52s took off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., launched conventional air launched cruise missiles and returned to Barksdale -- a 35-hour, non-stop combat mission. During Operation Allied Force, B-52s opened the conflict with conventional cruise missile attacks and then transitioned to delivering general purpose bombs and cluster bomb units on Serbian army positions and staging areas.

Boeing B-52G - Vietnam Era
From our Premier Series.  1/110th scale.  19.5" wingspan x 17" long.
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Boeing B-52G - Euro Color Scheme
From our Standard Series.  1/100th scale.
22.25" wingspan x 19" long.
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Boeing B-52H - Dark Gray
From our Standard Series.  1/100th scale.
22.25" wingspan x 19" long.
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