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b-52

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B-2s, B-52s, and the plane that ended World War II

Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, can come face to face with the best collection of military aircraft in the world. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked it out.

By July 22, 2013

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Boeing primes the B-52 for the digital age

The aircraft maker says a $76 million contract will let it start upgrading the U.S. Air Force's aging but still potent fleet of heavy bombers.

By May 7, 2013

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Sixty years on, the B-52 is still going strong

The iconic aircraft of the Cold War made its debut flight in 1952. The Air Force says the bomber could easily still be flying in the year 2040.

By April 15, 2012

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The B-52 bomber turns 60 (photos)

The first one flew in 1952. And the youngest one in the Air Force -- and there are about 90 total -- is still flying after a half-century.

24 Images By April 15, 2012

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Legacy B-52 to launch futuristic WaveRider

X-51A WaveRider scheduled to be dropped over Pacific Ocean in December inaugural test flight.

By August 14, 2009

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Photos: At Air Force Academy, a B-52 tells the story

A symbol of incredible might and a harbinger of deadly consequences, B-52s were America's long-range bombers for nearly 30 years. They could travel 6,000 miles without refueling and could carry 60,000 pounds of bombs.

8 Images By June 28, 2009

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B-52 crews pull shades on nukes

USAF engineers design thermal curtain to protect aircrews from blinding nuclear explosions. The curtains resemble common windshield sunshades used in passenger cars.

By December 17, 2008

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The B-52s, 'Hot Corner': Free MP3 of the Day

The group's long-awaited new LP "Funplex" is electric, irreverent, and clever. Download a free MP3 of "Hot Corner" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By March 21, 2008

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Historic hangars: Tours of the American Air Museum and Imperial War Museum Duxford

The American Air Museum and the Imperial War Museum in Duxford house everything from an A-10 to an SR-71 to a B-52 and a B-29. Here's a full photo tour.

By November 10, 2014

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Land, sea, and air: Battleships, bombers, submarines, seaplanes and battlefields from around the world

Take this tour of tours through battlefields, battleships, airfields, aircraft, and more from around the world.

By November 6, 2014