B-52 Stratofortress: Boeing's Cold War Warrior

B-52 Stratofortress: Boeing's Cold War Warrior

by Robert Dorr, Lindsay Peacock
     
 

An icon of the Cold War, Boeing's mighty B-52 is without a doubt the most famous jet bomber ever built, having now served for almost 40 years. The last in the line of Boeing 'heavies', the Stratofortress has gone on to break all records for longevity, firstly with Strategic Air Command, and more recently with Air Combat Command. This volume details the whole B-52… See more details below

Overview

An icon of the Cold War, Boeing's mighty B-52 is without a doubt the most famous jet bomber ever built, having now served for almost 40 years. The last in the line of Boeing 'heavies', the Stratofortress has gone on to break all records for longevity, firstly with Strategic Air Command, and more recently with Air Combat Command. This volume details the whole B-52 story, from its inception as the ultimate conventional 'Cold War warrior', through testing times over south-east Asia, to its extensive role in the Gulf conflict. Crewmembers from all four decades have provided an oral history of the 'Buff' both in war and peace within this authoritative volume. Detailed squadron histories, full technical specifications, production listings and never before published photographs make this book the work of reference on the USAF's most 'senior' combat aircraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855324527
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/17/1995
Series:
General Aviation Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.91(d)

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