B-52

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

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

10 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

10 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

11 months ago

B-52H drops inert JDAM QuickStrike Extended Range mines from a standoff distance of more than 40 miles advancing maritime capabilities in a contested environment

The QS-ER mine marries the concept of a Mk64 underwater mine to that of the GBU-64v1 JDAM Extended Range variant.… Read More

1 year ago

B-21 Will Be ‘Backbone’ of Bomber Fleet, B-52 will remain in service with a projected service life of 100 years, AFGSC Boss Says

As the B-2 and B-1 will come offline in favor of the B-21, the USAF is moving from a three-bomber… Read More

1 year ago

The new engines will remain on wing for the remainder of the BUFF life: Rolls-Royce has begun testing F130 engines for the USAF B-52 Stratofortress fleet

The new engines will extend the life of the B-52 aircraft for 30 years. F130 engines are so durable they… Read More

1 year ago

B-52 pilot explains how he was able to land his BUFF after two engines on the same pylon nearly tore off following engine #5 compressor disintegration

‘Fearing what two engines departing the plane might do to my aerodynamics, to say nothing of what would happen if… Read More

1 year ago

F-4G pilot explains how he was able to escort a B-52 Raid during Operation Desert Storm after his flight of Wild Weasels was left without the Support of Tanker Aircraft

As the F-4G crew prepared to take off in ‘Michelob 61’ (F-4G 69 0270, which ended Desert Storm credited with… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the USAF B-52 Stratofortress Strategic Bomber that did a fly-by below the flight deck of USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier

In 1990 a USAF B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber was five miles out from USS Independence and asked permission to do… Read More

2 years ago

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

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

Second successful test of AGM-183A ARRW Hypersonic Weapon, Booster Tests Complete

The AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic weapon system reached hypersonic speeds and primary and secondary objectives were met. The US Air Force… Read More

2 years ago