B-52 Stratofortress

USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China

USAF to deploy B-52 bombers to RAAF Base Tindal, Australia, amid heightened tensions between the US and China

Putting B-52s in northern Australia is a warning to China, as fears grow Beijing is preparing for an assault on… Read More

2 years ago

With CERP the B-52 will get an APU made by Honeywell and will no longer require an external cart nor gunpowder cartridges for starting up its engines

Thanks to the Honeywell APU the reengined B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft will meet operational quick-start requirements without the use of… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that landed safely without its tail

Test pilot Charles F. “Chuck” Fisher flew the B-52 to Blytheville AFB, Arkansas, where the wind was straight down the… Read More

2 years ago

Tomcat Vs BUFF: B-52 pilot recalls the dogfights he and his crew had against US Navy F-14 fighter jets

‘The F-14 Tomcat could sweep its wings forward to nearly seventy degrees from its swept-wing, high-speed configuration and match my… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 pilot describes how BUFF aircrews trained to fly a Stratofortress low level sortie against Soviets

The low-level run was flown in one of the defined low level routes set aside for SAC’s use, such as… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program completed wind tunnel testing

The B-52 Stratofortress Commercial Engine Replacement Program wind tunnel testing was completed using similar models used by engineers in the… Read More

2 years ago

B-52H aircrews are now trained to operate the BUFF with just four members instead of the usual five

In years to come, the B-52 Stratofortress is scheduled to get a new radar, a new set of engines, and… Read More

2 years ago

Here are the photos of USAF B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers conducting low-approach flyovers over Southeastern Europe

Two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota currently operating… Read More

2 years ago

B-52 strategic bombers on their way to UK conduct joint exercise with Norwegian F-35s and Swedish Gripens

One of the B-52s conducted training with the Norwegian Army at the Setermoen firing range. Four American B-52s recently left… Read More

2 years ago

The B-52H will be redesignated the B-52J or possibly B-52K when it gets a new radar and new engines

Since some of the new APG-79B4 radars will be installed on the B-52 bombers before the new Rolls-Royce F130 engines,… Read More

2 years ago

USAF has Postponed the First Flight of the B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber to 2023

The USAF has postponed the B-21 Raider stealth bomber first flight to 2023, pushing back at least six months from… Read More

2 years ago

Cost of the B-52 Re-Engining Program has Increased 50 Percent because of Integration Issues

The cost increases have more to do with integrating the engines on the B-52, which is a Boeing effort, and… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the XB-52 and YB-52, the prototype B-52s scrapped after First Lady Lady Bird Johnson’s ‘beautification’ of the US Air Force Museum

These prototype B-52s were given the designations XB-52 and YB-52... X for 'experimental' and Y being the designation for 'prototype.'… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s an important but rarely noted Feature of all B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bombers: the Folding Tail.

As the rare photos in this post show an important but rarely noted feature of all B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bombers… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba

The Flashback Test Vehicle was larger by far than any other nuclear bomb in the US inventory at the time.… Read More

2 years ago

USAF B-52 bomber departed RAF Fairford at 11:37pm on Sunday Night and RTB at 10:52pm on Monday, spending almost 24 hours in the air

The B-52 therefore spent around 23 hours and 25 minutes in the air. A US Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress… Read More

2 years ago