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B52

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Aircraft
Name B-52 Stratofortress
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High swept wing
Tail Regular tail, mid set
WTC Heavy
APC E
Type code L8J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4


Manufacturered as:

BOEING B-52 Stratofortress
BOEING Stratofortress


BOEING B-52 Stratofortress

BOEING B-52 Stratofortress BOEING B-52 Stratofortress 3D

Description

Strategic long range bomber. In service since 1955. Replacement for strategic air commands B-50. Development of the B-29 Superfortress. A number of 744 aircraft were built. Last Turbofan powered version B-52H is to remain in service past 2000. Re-engined 4 CFM engines version of B-52H for US Air Force proposed by BOEING. Max Mach 0.86

Technical Data

Wing span 56.4 m185.039 ft
Length 48.03 m157.579 ft
Height 12.4 m40.682 ft
Powerplant 52: 8 x 47.63 kN Pratt & Whitney J57-P-19 W/29WA (with water injection 8 x 62.42 kN) turbojets.

52H: 8 x 75,6 kN Pratt & Whitney JT3D (USAF code:Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3) or 4 x 192 kN R-R RB211 turbofans.

Engine model Pratt & Whitney J57, Pratt & Whitney JT3D, Rolls-Royce RB211

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 560 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 251353251,353 kg
251.353 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL500 ROD ft/min APC E
WTC H Range 76507,650 nm
14,167,800 m
14,167.8 km
46,482,283.499 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B52

None on SKYbrary