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BOEING B-52 Stratofortress
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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
|Aircraft name||B-52 Stratofortress|
|ICAO code/WTC||B52 / H|
|Type code/APC||L8J / E|
|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 JT3D, Pratt & Whitney J57, Rolls-Royce RB211|
Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B52
None on SKYbrary