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Pages: 194. Chapters: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet, McDonnell
Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, McDonnell Douglas
F-15 Eagle, Grumman F-14 Tomcat, Boeing AH-64 Apache, Bell AH-1
Cobra, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS,
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Hawker Siddeley Nimrod, Lockheed C-5
Galaxy, General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, Vickers VC10, Boeing
B-52 Stratofortress, General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, Fairchild
Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, LTV A-7 Corsair II, Mikoyan-Gurevich
MiG-21 variants, North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco, Dassault
Mirage F1, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25, Westland Lynx, Handley Page
Victor, Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler, Bell AH-1 SuperCobra,
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, Sukhoi Su-24, List of surviving
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. Excerpt: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber designed
and built by Boeing and operated by the United States Air Force
(USAF). Beginning with the successful contract bid on 5 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. The Stratofortress took its
maiden flight in April 1952. Built to carry nuclear weapons for
Cold War-era deterrence missions, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced
the Convair B-36. Although a veteran of a number of wars, the
Stratofortress has dropped only conventional munitions in combat.
The B-52 carries up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons. Its
Stratofortress name is rarely used outside of official contexts; it
has been referred to by Air Force personnel as the BUFF (Big Ugly
Fat/Flying Fucker/Fellow). The B-52 has been in active service with
the USAF since 1955. The bombers flew under the Strategic Air
Command (SAC) until it was disestablishe...
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