YB-52 First Flight. The Boeing YB-52 takes off on its maiden flight from Boeing Field on April 15, 1952. Note the tandem canopy, echoing the arrangement in Boeing's B-47. A more traditional cockpit arrangement was dictated by SAC commander Gen. Curtis LeMay for the B-52A. Robert F. Dorr Collection
The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress is in its fifth decade of operational service. It primarily provides the United States with immediate nuclear and conventional global strike capability. The B-52H is the most combat capable bomber in the U.S. inventory. Due to its high mission-capable rate, long range, persistence and ability to employ accurate standoff weapons and Joint Direct Attack Munitions, the B-52H continues to be a major contributor to the U.S. and allied forces.
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