B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber

B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber

by Bill Yenne


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780760361474
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Edition description: New
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 878,450
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books on historical topics. His books on aviation and military history have included Area 51 Black Jets—which T. D. Barmes, formerly with NASA High Range and Area 51 Special Projects, described as "not a book that the reader will lay down and not finish. It holds one's interest from front to back." Yenne has also contributed to encyclopedias of World War I and World War II and has been featured in several documentaries which have aired on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and ARD German Television. The Wall Street Journal notes that Yenne writes "with a cinematic vividness." Yenne has also authored ten novels and has penned several books on beer and brewing history, including Beer: The Ultimate World Tour.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Most Formidable Expression 6

Chapter 1 The Origins of Strategic Air Power Doctrine 12

Chapter 2 Boeing Bombers Before the Stratofortress 18

Chapter 3 The Strategic Air Command and a Jet Bomber Fleet 22

Chapter 4 What We've Been Waiting For 26

Chapter 5 Production and Model Evolution 38

Chapter 6 The Strategic Air Command and Other Stratofortress Missions 52

Chapter 7 War in Southeast Asia 80

Chapter 8 Back to the Cold War 100

Chapter 9 A Storm in the Desert 120

Chapter 10 A Decade of Changes 132

Chapter 11 Twenty-First-Century Warrior 144

Chapter 12 Back to the Future 158

Appendix 1 Specifications by Stratofortress Model 174

Appendix 2 Stratofortress Production by Model and Block Number 177

Appendix 3 Stratofortress Combat Wings and Assigned Squadrons 180

Bibliography 186

Index 189

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