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THE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS (Color, 1986, 45 Minutes)
Archival color film chronicling the history of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress from its inception as America's first jet-powered long-range strategic bomber through its design, its early testing and manufacture, and its deployment during the Cold War and the Vietnam War (Australian version).
THE B-52 STRATOFORTRESS (Color, 1987, 46 Minutes)
American English version of the above.
CHRONICLE: THE B-52 (Color, 1988, 24 Minutes)
This installment of the daily A & E Cable Network news magazine show accompanies a training flight of a Strategic Air Command B-52 from its Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome N.Y. though its bombing run practice over West Virginia and back again.
April 15, 1952: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, the American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber, makes its maiden flight. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling. Beginning with the successful contract bid in June 1946, the B-52 design evolved from a straight wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype YB-52 with eight turbojet engines and swept wings. Built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced the Convair B-36. A veteran of several wars, the B-52 has dropped only conventional munitions in combat. The B-52's official name Stratofortress is rarely used; informally, the aircraft has become commonly referred to as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker). The B-52 has been in active service with the USAF since 1955. As of December 2015, 58 were in active service with 18 in reserve. The bombers flew under the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was disestablished in 1992 and its aircraft absorbed into the Air Combat Command (ACC); in 2010 all B-52 Stratofortresses were transferred from the ACC to the newly created Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Superior performance at high subsonic speeds and relatively low operating costs have kept the B-52 in service despite the advent of later, more advanced aircraft, including the canceled Mach 3 B-70 Valkyrie, the variable-geometry B-1 Lancer, and the stealth B-2 Spirit. The B-52 completed sixty years of continuous service with its original operator in 2015. After being upgraded between 2013 and 2015, it is expected to serve into the 2050s (!).