B-52 Stratofortress

B-52 Stratofortress

General Aviation
  • Author: Robert F Dorr, Lindsay Peacock
  • Illustrator: Mike Badrocke
  • Short code: GNA
  • Publication Date: 17 Jul 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855324527
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 272
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About this Product

An icon of the Cold War, Boeing's mighty B-52 is undoubtedly the most famous jet bomber ever built, having served now for over 50 years. The last in the line of Boeing "heavies", the Stratofortress has gone on to break all records for longevity, firstly with Strategic Air Command, and more recently with Air Combat Command. Built to wage war against America's communist foes across a truly global battle field, the B-52, rather ironically, has only seen action in "isolated" engagements, firstly over the jungles of Vietnam and then two decades later during the brief "Desert Storm" campaign.

Biographical Note

Robert F Dorr is a well respected author of long-standing reputation - he has written over a dozen books for Osprey over the years. His histories on modern American combat aircraft like the F-101 Voodoo and A-6 Intruder have set the standard for works of this type. His ability to combine 'crew speak' with concise editorial comment gives his books a unique and revealing style of their own. Lindsey Peacock is a freelance aviation author of some repute and has written several titles for Osprey's aviation list. His is presently a contributing editor to Jane?s All the World?s Aircraft.Mike Badrocke is one of Osprey's most highly respected and accomplished illustrators, notably in the field of precision 'cutaway' artwork, as exemplified in this volume. He has over the years produced quality artwork for numerous books, magazines and industry publications throughout the world, not only in the field of militaria, but also in the intricate and technically demanding sphere of aviation publishing.

Contents

Evolution of the Stratofortress Submissions and Adoption The Doomsday Detonations Technical Features Building the Force - Introducing the B-52B
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D Models Ground Alert Operations Stratofortress Weapons 'Buff' Into Battle The Other Theatres - Laos and Cambodia From Chromedome to Linebacker II Desert Storm - The 'Buff's' Last War? * Low-Level Mission Three Decades to Decline Appendices Index

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