Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Warrior Queen of the USAF
Imprint: Fonthill Media
256 Pages, 6.75 x 9.75 in, Color and B&W
- March 2016
- In Stock
The B-52, in 1955 entered the service of the USAF and as of 2016 she is still in service and on active duty. The B-52 had lived through the Cold War, being on alert 24/7 in case the Russian Bear stepped out of line. The B-52 saw service in the Vietnam War of which Operation Rolling Thunder became one of the monumental programs in USAF history. The B-52 went on to service in the deserts of the Middle East in Operation Desert Storm and later in Enduring Freedom and Afghanistan. Through all this, the B-52 has stood for the many revisions, from A to H, that have been done to her massive airframe and her cockpit, which is now an up to-date glass cockpit. Of the 744 that were built 85 of the ‘H’ model still remain in service. Her armament capacity is immense. 50 years of service, and many battle scars later, still the B-52 remains the Queen of the skies of War.
"An excellent account of the story of one of the USAF's best known aircraft of the Cold War era and beyond and indeed one that has still not come to an end. With personal memories included to bring life to some of the stories, this is well worth reading I think. When you see a B-52 take to the air at an airshow, it is always such an impressive sight and one we will continue to see for some time yet." ~Military Modelling