Tag: B-52H

In-Flight Video Shows B-52 During Secret Nuclear Mission Training For the First Time in History
In-flight videos of secret nuclear mission training have been recently filmed in the B-52 “Stratofortress” bomber cockpit while in-flight. The cool clip in this post features for the first time in modern history, in-flight videos of secret nuclear mission training that have been recently filmed in the B-52H “Stratofortress” bomber cockpit while in-flight....
USAF denies that it is preparing to put nuclear-capable B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert
Once the B-52H receives a slew of modifications adding up to a “major modification,” the USAF is likely to redesignate it as the B-52J.   Once the B-52H receives a slew of modifications adding up to a “major modification,” the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is likely to redesignate it as the B-52J, Brig....
USAF B-52H bomber makes emergency landing at RAF Mildenhall after experiencing an in-flight emergency
Although not confirmed, it was stated by various sources that two of the B-52H Stratofortress' engines malfunctioned before touch down at Mildenhall's runway. On Jun. 17, 2019, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress operating in the European theater, landed at RAF Mildenhall (UK) after experiencing an in-flight emergency. As explained by...
Rolls-Royce to offer F130 turbofan for B-52 re-engine competition. If it wins, it will build them in Indianapolis.
A staff member from the House Armed Services Committee says the USAF will now have to lock down the requirements and show how it intends to test to those requirements. U.S. lawmakers has demanded that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) defines clear requirements for the B-52 re-engine program before they provide funding.
When the U.S. Air Force lost one of its bombers in 2016, it started a chain of events that made “Wise Guy” only the second B-52H ever to be taken from AMARG for active service. In the cockpit of “Wise Guy”, a B-52H Stratofortress which had been baking in the Arizona sun at...
“USAF B-52 flying over the Baltic Sea turned around after being tracked by Russian Air Defense System,” Russian MoD Says
The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a USAF B-52H was spotted flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea. As reported by Sputnik News, on Mar. 15, 2019 Russian-language Plane Radar flight tracker reported that a US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (61-0009) strategic bomber flying over the Baltic...
Rolls-Royce to offer F130 turbofan for B-52 re-engine competition. If it wins, it will build them in Indianapolis.
For its fleet of 76 B-52s, the Air Force needs over 600 engines, plus some spares. Rolls-Royce pegged the requirement at 650 engines. Rolls-Royce will offer the F130, a variant of the commercial BR700, engine for the US Air Force (USAF) B-52 re-engine program and has chosen its facility in Indianapolis to...
B-52J's upgrades would include a defensive systems and avionics modernization, a crash-survivable flight data recorder, a weapons system trainer, advanced targeting pod relocation and an ejection seat The U.S. Air Force (USAF) could undertake a major upgrade of the iconic BUFF. As reported by Aviation Week in fact the service may formalize plans for a B-52J upgrade variant of its venerable...
USAF to start LRSO cruise missile integration on B-52H in 2019
Even though the Pentagon has yet to select a contractor to develop the next-generation LRSO cruise missile, the USAF is preparing to start integrating the weapon on the B-52H bomber from next year onward Even though the Pentagon has yet to select a contractor to develop the next-generation Long-Range Stand-Off (LRSO) cruise missile, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is preparing...
USAF completes investigation on why B-52H lost engine over North Dakota last year
B-52H's first stage fan disk of the Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine had failed in mid-air and caused the Number Three engine to break off the wing of the bomber A turbofan engine fell off the pod of a B-52H bomber during flight on Jan. 4 last year and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has completed its investigation into the...

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