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How much is a B-52 bomber worth?

How much is a B-52 bomber worth?

With its “flying wing” design that makes it almost invisible to radar, the B-2 Spirit bomber is truly a standout among military planes — and also the world’s most expensive, at over $2 billion per aircraft.

What does a B-52 do?

It can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations.

How old is the oldest B-52?

At that point, some of the B-52 airframes will be approaching an incredible 90 years old, making the planes considerably older than anyone flying them.

Are there any pictures of a B52 Bomber?

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Is the B-52 Stratofortress a strategic bomber?

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades.

How was the B-52 used in the Vietnam War?

The Boeing B-52 is the ultimate embodiment of the principle of strategic air power: developed to carry a hydrogen bomb over intercontinental ranges, the Stratofortress was used extensively for conventional bombing in the Vietnam War, where it was able to become also a MiG killer, shooting down two MiG-21 fighters.

Who was the tail gunner on the B-52?

This kill was the first for a bomber crew since the Korean War and it had been confirmed also by MSgt. Lewis E. Le Blanc who was tail gunner on another B-52, as explained by Donald J. McCarthy, Jr. in his book MiG Killers A Chronology of U.S. Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973.