Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Strategic Bomber

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (Model 464) is a eight-engine heavy strategic bomber aircraft with a maximum weapon-payload of approx. 70,000 lbs (31.750 kg) produced by the US-American manufacturer Boeing Company.
The Boeing B-52 is in service with the United States Air Force since 1955.
Crew5
Propulsion8 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney TF33-P-3
Engine Power (each)75,6 kN17000 lbf
Speed957 km/h517 kts
  595 mph
Service Ceiling15.240 m50.000 ft
Range14.172 km7.652 NM
8.806 mi.
Empty Weight111.350 kg245.485 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight251.353 kg554.139 lbs
Wing Span56,39 m185 ft 0 in
Wing Area371,6 m²4000 ft²
Length49,05 m160 ft 11 in
Height12,40 m40 ft 8 in
First Flight15.04.1952
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1952-1962
Total Production744
ICAO CodeB52
Data for (Version)Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

[Photo-ID: 10911] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0067, c/n 464019,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0067
c/n: 464019
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 11264] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0679, c/n 464026,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0679
c/n: 464026
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13201] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-0612, c/n 17295,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-0612
c/n: 17295
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13202] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-0612, c/n 17295,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-0612
c/n: 17295
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5348] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-0665, c/n 464036,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-0665
c/n: 464036
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5347] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-0665, c/n 464036,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-0665
c/n: 464036
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5820] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Boeing B-52F Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 57-0038, c/n 17432,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-52F Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 57-0038
c/n: 17432
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5821] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-10
Boeing B-52F Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 57-0038, c/n 17432,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-52F Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 57-0038
c/n: 17432
 
Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Plant 42 [Palmdale, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10912] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 58-0183, c/n 464251,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-52G Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 58-0183
c/n: 464251
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 2946] © Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-01
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 61-0020, c/n 464447,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Boeing
B-52H Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 61-0020
c/n: 464447
 
Plane came from Guam
LIMA 2009 [Pulau Langkawi - International (WMKL / LGK)]
[Photo-ID: 11935] © Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 61-0032, c/n 464459,© Karsten Palt, 2001Boeing
B-52H Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 61-0032
c/n: 464459
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 11936] © Karsten Palt 2001-07-27
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 61-0032, c/n 464459,© Karsten Palt, 2001Boeing
B-52H Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 61-0032
c/n: 464459
 
Royal International Air Tattoo 2001 [Royal Air Force Station Cottesmore (EGXJ)]
[Photo-ID: 5568] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-29
Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 55-0105, c/n 17221,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-52D Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 55-0105
c/n: 17221
 
The War Memorial of Korea [Seoul]
[Photo-ID: 10927] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-0003, c/n 16493,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
NB-52A Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-0003
c/n: 16493
 
one of 3 built B-52A and last remaining, launch platform for X-15
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10928] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-0003, c/n 16493,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
NB-52A Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-0003
c/n: 16493
 
one of 3 built B-52A and last remaining, launch platform for X-15
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10929] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 52-0003, c/n 16493,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
NB-52A Stratofortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 52-0003
c/n: 16493
 
one of 3 built B-52A and last remaining, launch platform for X-15
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]