B-52

An Omega KDC-10 is the first commercial tanker to refuel USAF B-52, MC-130J over Pacific Ocean

An Omega KDC-10 is the first commercial tanker to refuel USAF B-52, MC-130J over Pacific Ocean

Omega KDC-10 commercial tanker refuels USAF B-52, MC-130J over Pacific Ocean As Pacific Air Forces made history last November by… Read More

3 days ago

USAF reveals AGM-183A ARRW with live warhead in Guam during hypersonic weapon training

AGM-183A ARRW with live warhead in Guam Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) on Feb. 27, 2024 hosted a comprehensive hypersonic… Read More

1 month ago

B-52 bomber Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Fire, No Crew Injured

B-52 Emergency Landing Early on Feb. 23, 2024 a B-52H bomber at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. executed an emergency… Read More

2 months ago

When Soviets faked a flyby of 28 Myasishchev M-4s to pretend they had a credible fleet of bombers, the US built thousands of B-47 and B-52 bombers and hundreds of KC-135s for real

Soviet strategic bombers Strategic bombing had proved decisive in helping the Western allies bring Nazi Germany to its knees during… Read More

2 months ago

The B-52 and the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba: the story of the BUFF that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle

The B-52 The B-52 was designed by Boeing Aircraft in October 1946 in response to the Army request for a… Read More

2 months ago

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

The B-52 Stratofortress For more than 60 years, B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been the backbone of the strategic bomber force… Read More

3 months ago

40 Years ago the USAF retired the last B-52D, the BUFF model used to bomb North Vietnamese targets during Christmas Bombing Operation Linebacker II

A dedicated bomber: the B-52D After it became operational in 1955, the B-52 remained the main long-range heavy bomber of… Read More

4 months ago

The BUFF’s Folding Tail: an important but rarely noted Feature of all B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bombers

The B-52 Stratofortress The B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber… Read More

5 months ago

‘The BUFF can carry [more than] the entire weight of the Growler…in bombs!’ EA-18G pilot’s take on B-52 payload

The B-52 The B-52A first flew in 1954, and the B model entered service in 1955. A total of 744… Read More

5 months ago

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 modified for low-level flight The B-52 Stratofortress was America’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. It began as an intercontinental,… Read More

5 months ago

Chinese J-11 fighter jet comes within 10 feet of USAF B-52 in ‘unsafe’ and ‘unprofessional’ night time intercept

Chinese J-11 fighter comes 10 feet from USAF B-52 On Oct. 24, 2023, a People’s Republic of China J-11 pilot… Read More

6 months ago

Raytheon delivers first AESA radar for USAF B-52 Radar Modernization Program

First AESA radar for USAF B-52 Raytheon delivered the first B-52 active electronically scanned array radar (AESA) to Boeing for… Read More

7 months ago

B-52 pilot recalls when he and his crew had to eject after their BUFF was shot down by a USAF F-100 Super Sabre

‘I heard F-100 pilot 1st Lt. James W van Scyoc call "Look out! My Missile’s fired". We were on autopilot… Read More

7 months ago

B-52 Operational Test and Weapons School form BUFF “Super Squadron” to develop tactics for un-fielded Stratofortress systems

Recently, the integrated squadron participated in Northern Edge 23, where they gained valuable insights into B-52 datalink modifications with Agile… Read More

8 months ago

[Updated] USAF avionics technician explains why the B-52 ailerons are bolted down, why they can’t be used and how you fly the Mighty BUFF without them

The B-52 Stratofortress After it became operational in 1955, the B-52 Stratofortress remained the main long-range heavy bomber of the… Read More

9 months ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds shows why it wouldn’t take much to tip over a BUFF if it didn’t have outrigger wheels

The B-52 The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is… Read More

9 months ago