The B 52 is an Long-Range Bombers Plane, with swept wing, a fuselage incorporating bomb bays, and eight engines in pairs of . Later the B-52 was stand-off missiles, 'Hound Dog', on pylons the wing. The 'Big Belly' modification enabled it huge bombs. The B-52 saw combat dropping bombs in Vietnam and lately Gulf. Increasingly vulnerable combat , the B-52 still offers bomb-carrying capacity; plans it were found to be too . It entered service in 1955 2020! The B-52 played with NASA as launch aircraft, carrying into air the X-15 and others. The B-52 was for recce tasks RB-52.
For years B-52 Stratofortresses manned strategic bomber force for the . The B-52 is capable of dropping or launching array of weapons U.S. inventory. This includes gravity and cluster bombs and also precision guided missiles too. Updated with technology, the B-52 continue into the century as of our national defences. Current engineering analysis show the B-52's beyond the year 2045.
The B-52A flew in 1954, B model entered service in 1955. of 744 B-52s were with the last, a B-52H, delivered in October 1962. the H model Air Force inventory are assigned to Air Combat Command.
The first of 102 B-52H's was delivered to Strategic Air Command in 1961. The H model carry up air launched cruise missiles. , it carry cruise missile was launched from B-52G models Desert Storm.
The B-52's electronic countermeasures suite is capable of protecting itself against a full of air defence threat systems by combination of electronic detection, jamming and infrared countermeasures. The B-52 detect and counter missiles the aircraft from the rear. These systems are undergoing continuous improvement to enable them to counter threat systems.