BUFF

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 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

4 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

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

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

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

B-52 maintainer explains how heavy maintenance is helping the iconic BUFF to stay in service forever

‘We do heavy maintenance to the B-52. I mean heavy,’ Darren Dennis, Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice at US Air Force. Since… Read More

3 years ago

BUFF driver explains how it was flying the B-52 on a low level training sortie

In 1980s, with the enhancement of the Russian air defense systems, the only way to perform an effective B-52 strike… Read More

3 years ago

BUFFs deploy to the Middle East in 4th Iran deterrence mission in 2 Months

The two-ship deployment also delivers a clear deterrent message to anyone who intends to do harm to Americans or American… Read More

3 years ago

Minot B-52 returning from global power mission over Middle East diverts to RAF Fairford due to engine failure

The BUFF with the call sign CAKE11 declared an emergency due to engine failure and circled at 14,000 feet over… Read More

3 years ago

New B-52H’s AESA Radar could reduce BUFF’s crew size from five to four

“If we are going to put all these upgrades in the airplane, it does make sense that [crew size] would… Read More

4 years ago

This video of a B-52 taking off in heavy crosswinds clearly shows why the BUFF needs outrigger wheels

Since the fuselage is so narrow, the “track” of the main landing gear is also fairly narrow, which means it… Read More

4 years ago

This Incredible Photo of a B-52 Engine Starting to disintegrate Clearly Shows Why the Mighty BUFF Needs New Engines

The incredible photo in this post features the engine of a USAF B-52H Stratofortress belonging to 2nd Bomb Wing at… Read More

5 years ago

Former B-52 Pilot Tells the Story behind this Photo of two BUFFs Buzzing USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

‘We were tasked by the JCS to fly a mission deep into the Indian Ocean/Persian Gulf to surveil the Soviet… Read More

5 years ago

Once re-engined USAF may redesignate the B-52H as the B-52J

Once the B-52H receives a slew of modifications adding up to a “major modification,” the USAF is likely to redesignate… Read More

5 years ago

Impressive video shows B-52 strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff

The impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. Taken… Read More

5 years ago

Upgrade allows BUFF’s Conventional Rotary Launcher to power up to eight munitions at one time

In addition to being able to deliver more munitions in less time, the modified CRL can also carry greater payloads… Read More

5 years ago