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US Air Force to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the B-52

The US Air Force's Global Strike Command is planning on commemorating he 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress on 15 April. The original event happened on 15 April, 1952, when the YB-52 prototype took to the air over Seattle, Washington. The YB-52 is actually the second Stratofortress built by Boeing. The XB-52, which was the first aircraft, was damaged during ground esting and first flew on 2 October, 1952.
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Global Strike Command leader previews B-52 upgrades

Industries / Military : Defence Talk (3 years ago)

During a recent visit to Edwards AFB, Calif., the commander of Air Force Global Strike Command spent time with B-52 Combined Test Force officials to preview the combat capability enhancements made to the B-52H Stratofortress. Modern... Read Post

Air Force Global Strike Command gains three bomber bases

Industries / Military : Defence Talk (5 years ago)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La: Air Force Global Strike Command assumed responsibility for all long-range, nuclear-capable bombers Feb. 1 as its commander commemorated the occasion by visiting the Air Force's three bomber units, in th... Read Post

USAF Gets First Upgraded B-52H Bomber

Industries / Military : Defence Talk (8 months ago)

Air Force Global Strike Command took delivery of a significantly enhanced Boeing B-52H Stratofortress in a ceremony here, April 25. The B-52H spent the previous 10 months at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., being refitted with the Comb... Read Post


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