B-52H Stratofortress

B-52H crew earn award for skillfully recovering at 1,200 feet after 4 engines flamed out on one side

B-52H crew earn award for skillfully recovering at 1,200 feet after 4 engines flamed out on one side

B-52H crew earn Air Force Global Strike Command General Curtis E. LeMay award The Air Force Global Strike Command General… Read More

6 days ago

Two B-52 Stratofortresses land at civilian airport to test their ability to operate in austere environments

B-52 Stratofortresses land at civilian airport A pair of B-52H Stratofortresses from the 20th Bomb Squadron tested their capabilities by… Read More

2 months 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

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

7 months ago

BUFF to land in South Korea for first time amid Seoul ADEX 23, the airshow that celebrates 70 years of US – Republic of Korea alliance

A B-52H Stratofortress (dubbed BUFF, Big Ugly Fat F****r by her aircrews) is slated to land on the Korean Peninsula… Read More

8 months ago

Watch this video of a B-52H Stratofortress destroying the landing lights at RAF Fairford whilst performing a crab walk demo during RIAT 2023

B-52H destroying landing lights Filmed during Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2023 by our friend Ben Ramsay at UK Aviation… Read More

11 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

The First B-52 bomber to get the AESA radar arrives at Boeing facility in San Antonio

A B-52 from the 307th Bomb Wing arrived at a Boeing, facility in San Antonio, on May 25, to begin… Read More

1 year 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

USAF to integrate into B-52 Stratofortress the AgilePod to give the Iconic BUFF advanced communications capabilities

The B-52 Stratofortress, will soon demonstrate advanced communications capabilities through the new AgilePod, enabling a modernized, further-reaching, more secure communication… Read More

1 year ago

USAF confirms the B-52H will become the B-52J once it gets new engines

The USAF expects B-52J bombers with both new engines and new radars to be available for operational use before the… Read More

1 year ago

AGM-183A ARRW Falls Short in Second Test but the USAF isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile

The second All-Up-Round AGM-183A ARRW flight fell short of a fully successful test but the USAF isn’t saying what went… Read More

1 year ago

The USAF Won’t Purchase Hypersonic Missiles in 2024

Instead, the USAF continues to focus on research and development of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, which features a boost-glide… Read More

1 year 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

Tagboard Flyers: the story of the B-52 bombers that carried the D-21 Mach 3 ramjet-powered reconnaissance drones

The D-21 had originally been designed for launch from the trisonic Lockheed A-12 but difficulties (culminating in a fatal accident)… 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