Boeing B-52G/H Stratofortress by Dennis R. Jenkins, Brian Rogers

By Dennis R. Jenkins, Brian Rogers

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 used to be designed and outfitted by means of Boeing, which has persisted to supply help and improvements. it's been operated through the us Air strength (USAF) because the Fifties. The bomber is able to wearing as much as 70,000 kilos (32,000 kg) of guns.

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