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b-52 stratofortress


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


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


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


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


The Mile High Bed: Yeah, baby!

The $35,000 bed is designed and fabricated from two DC-9 rear stabilizers and a C-130 inner flap.

By August 14, 2008


The ultimate way to escape office meetings

Unfortunately, the "B-52 Stratofortress Ejector Seat Chair" isn't functional.

By February 4, 2008