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B-52G, 57-6519 connected to the boom of NKC-135E, 55-3135 at Edwards AFB, October 6, 1990 B-52G, 57-6519 makes the tanker pass at the October 6, 1990 Edwards AFB Open House with NKC-135E, Serial 55-3135. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

B-52H, 60-0050 and NKC-135E, Serial 55-3135 at Edwards AFB, October 6, 1990 B-52H, 60-0050 now in low visiblity camouflage, flies formation with NKC-135E, Serial 55-3135 at the October 6, 1990 Edwards AFB Open House. 60-0050 also carries the ED of the 6512TS on its vertical stabilizer.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress and KC=135 Stratotanker Videos

Vintage video of Boeing B-52G Stratofortresses of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle Air Force Base in 1992 and 1993.

Vintage video of Boeing KC=135A and KC-135R Stratotankers of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle Air Force Base in 1992 and 1993.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0214, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0214 of the 93rd Bomb Wing taxis with its drag 'chute deployed at Castle AFB on September 17, 1992. The CA tailcode and blue stripe at the tip of the stabilizer indicate that this Stratofortress flies with the 93BW based at Castle AFB. It is painted monochrome dark gray (FS-36081).

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2565, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2565 of the 93rd Bomb Wing makes a no-flaps wave-off over Castle AFB on September 17, 1992.

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Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2565, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2565 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992. The ALE-25 forward firing chaff rocket pylon can be seen between the engine pylons on the right wing.

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B-52G, 59-2565 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 B-52G, 59-2565 makes another wave-off over Castle AFB on September 17, 1992.

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B-52G, 58-0214 of the 93rd BW at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 B-52G, 58-0214 was met by an ambulance. One of the crew members was extracted and transferred by gurney from the bomber to the ambulance. 58-0214 then departed again. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0214, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0214 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992

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Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992

B-52G, 58-0258 of the 93rd BW at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 Detail of the forward fuselage of B-52G, 58-0258 of the 93BW, over the approach end of the runway at Castle AFB. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992

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Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 17, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0258 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 17, 1992

B-52G, 58-0258 of the 93rd BW at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 B-52G, 58-0258 of the 93BW, on approach to the runway at Castle AFB on September 18, 1992.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, September 18, 1992 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 57-6473 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, September 18, 1992

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AGM-142 Have Nap missiles on B-52G, 57-6520 of the 34BS based at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho displayed at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 A pair of Have Nap television-guided rocket-boosted glide weapons grace the pylon of B-52G, 57-6520 of the 34BS based at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

Have Nap missile AN/ASW-55 data link pod on B-52G, 57-6520 of the 34BS based at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho displayed at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 The receiver and transmitter for the television guidance system of the Have Nap missile are contained in this AN/ASW-55 data link pod mounted on the aft point of the weapons pylon of B-52G, 57-6520 of the 34BS based at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. It was on display at the October 24, 1993 Open House at Castle AFB. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Bomb bay of B-52G, 58-0163 of the 93OG at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 Iron bombs fill the bomb-bay of B-52G, 58-0163 of the 93OG, displayed at the October 24, 1993 Castle AFB Open House.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2588, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2588 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993

B-52G, 59-0588 at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 B-52G, 59-0588 lands at the October 24, 1993 Open House at Castle AFB. It is wearing a lighter shade of gray (FS-36118). Photographer: Brian Lockett.

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2588, 93rd Bomb Wing, Castle AFB, October 24, 1993 Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 59-2588 of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle AFB, October 24, 1993

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NB-52B, 52-0008 equipped with supercruise engines at Edwards AFB on June 30, 1995 NASA's NB-52B, 52-0008 equipped with a pair of J85 engines on a pallet in its bomb bay at Edwards AFB on June 30, 1995. It was testing fuel additives to reduce air pollution emissions.

B-52H, 60-0008 of the 2nd Bomb Wing at the Nellis AFB Golden Air Tattoo, April 25, 1997 The bomb bay doors are open for this simulated bombing pass at the 1997 Golden Air Tattoo at Nellis AFB by B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0008 from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. The 20mm gatling gun has been removed from the tail. Photographer: Brian Lockett.

B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 connected with the refueling boom of NKC-135E Stratotanker, 55-3135 at Edwards AFB, October 1997 B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 has made contact with the refueling boom of NKC-135E Stratotanker, serial 55-3135 at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.

B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006, B-1B Lancer, 84-049, and B-2A Spirit of Ohio, 92-1070 at Edwards AFB, October 1997 Three heavy bombers of the Air Combat Command, B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006, B-1B Lancer, 84-049, and B-2A Spirit of Ohio, 92-1070 at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.

B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006, B-1B Lancer, 84-049, and B-2A Spirit of Ohio, 92-1070 at Edwards AFB, October 1997 Heavy metal. A formation that includes all three bomber types used by the Air Combat Command, B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006, B-1B Lancer, 84-049, and B-2A Spirit, 92-1070 at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.

B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 and B-1B Lancer, 84-049 at Edwards AFB, October 1997 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 of the 2 BW from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and Boeing-North American B-1B Lancer, 84-049 of the 412 TW at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.

Link to the Barksdale AFB web site.

B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 and B-2A Spirit of Ohio, 92-1070 at Edwards AFB, October 1997 B-52H Stratofortress, 61-006 and B-2A Spirit, 92-1070 at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1997.

B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0050 at Edwards AFB, October 1998 The landing gear on this Boeing B-52H Stratofortress, 60-0050 has just started to retract during a flyby at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1998. Note how the left gear struts retract toward the nose and the right gear struts retract toward the tail.

B-52H, 60-0050 of the 412th Test Wing and B-1B, 85-0068 at Edwards AFB, October 9, 1999 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 has been a fixture at Edwards AFB for a number of years. It has made several appearances at the Open House. It is seen here at the at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1999.

B-52H, 60-0050 of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, October 9, 1999 Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0050 is carrying Wind Corrected Munition Dispensers (WCMD), which are CBUs with an INS and steerable fins, on the inboard pylons at the Edwards AFB Open House display in October 1999.


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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

2018 calendar

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A dozen photos of Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses in flight.

Stratofortresses pictured include:

B-52D 56-0612, March Air Force Base, February 23, 1978;
B-52H 60-0050, Edwards Air Force Base, November 9, 1986, October 9, 1999, September 16, 2009;
B-52G 58-0183, Saline Valley, October 25, 1989;
B-52G 57-6519, Edwards Air Force Base, October 29, 1989;
B-52G 59-2565, Castle Air Force Base, September 17, 1992;
B-52H 60-0008, Nellis Air Force Base, April 25, 1997;
B-52H 61-0023, Nellis Air Force Base, February 1, 2002;
NASA NB-52B 52-0008/X-43A Hyper-X, Edwards Air Force Base, November 16, 2004;
B-52H 60-0026, Naval Air Station Pt Mugu, March 29, 2007;
and Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0068, Edwards Air Force Base, October 9, 1999

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Boeing B-52G Stratofortresses
of the 93rd Bomb Wing
at Castle Air Force Base

2018 calendar

You can buy a 2018 calendar featuring my photographs of Boeing B-52G Stratofortresses of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle Air Force Base.

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Boeing B-52G Stratofortresses of the 93rd Bomb Wing at Castle Air Force Base

A dozen photos of Boeing B-52G Stratofortresses of the 93rd Bomb Wing flying at Castle Air Force Base in 1992 and 1993. Stratofortresses pictured include:

B-52G 57-6473
B-52G 58-0214
B-52G 58-0258
B-52G 59-2565
B-52G 59-5888

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Balls Eight: Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

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You can buy a 2018 calendar featuring photographs of the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership that launched the X-15s in the 1960s and continued launching research vehicles until 2004.

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Lockett Books Calendar Catalog: Balls Eight: Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress Mothership

It has been asserted that the Boeing NB-52B Stratofortress, carrying Air Force serial 52-0008, can lay claim to being the airplane that has seen and participated in more history than any other single airplane. This calendar features a dozen pictures of the NB-52B carrying some of the research vehicles that it launched over the years. Photo sources: Air Force, NASA, Richard Lockett, Brian Lockett:

North American X-15-1, 1960
North American X-15-3, 1963
North American X-15A-2, 1967
Northrop HL-10, 1969
Martin-Mariettta X-24A, 1970
Northrop M2-F3, 1972
Martin-Mariettta X-24B, 1973
Orbital Sciences Pegasus, 1989
Supersonic Supercruise, 1995
X-38 V-131R, 2000
X-43A Hyper-X, 2004

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2018

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2018

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Boeing 747-8 Jumbo Jet

2010

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250ft,02in

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

2009

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206ft

3,501

545,000

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Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

2009

197ft, 03in

186ft

3,501

502,500

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Airbus A380

2005

261ft,10in

239ft,06in

9,100

1,235,000

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Boeing 777-300ER

2003

212ft,07in

242ft,04in

4,700

775,000

2 x 115,300 lb GE90-115B
Airbus A340-600

2001

208ft,02in

247ft,01in

4,729

811,300

4 x 56,000 lb RR Trent 556
Boeing 777-200

1994

209ft,01in

199ft,11in

4,605

545,000

2 x 74,000 lb PW4074, GE90-75B, or RR Trent 875
Airbus A330-300

1992

197ft,10in

208ft,10in

3,892

507,000

2 x 51,590 lb GE CF6-80E, PW4000, or RR Trent 700
Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet

1988

211ft,05in

231ft,10in

5,650

833,000

4 x 45,000 PW4062 or GE CF6-80C2B1F
Antonov An-225 Mryia

1988

290ft,00in

275ft,07in

10,280

1,300,000

6 x 51,590 lb DT-18T
Antonov An-124 Ruslan

1984

240ft,00in

227ft,00in

6,760

890,000

4 x 51,590 lb DT-18T
Tupolev 160 Blackjack 1981 182ft, 09in 177ft, 06in 3,660 606,000 4 x 50,900 lb NK-321
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy

1968

222ft,08in

247ft,10in

6,200

769,000

4 x 50,000 lb GE TF-39
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1968

195ft,08in

231ft,04in

5,500

850,000

4 x 50,000 lb P&W JT9D
Antonov An-22 Antheus

1965

211ft,04in

189ft,07in

3,713

550,000

4 x 15,000 shp Kuznetsov NK-12MV
North American XB-70A Valkyrie

1964

105ft,00in

189ft,00in

6,297

530,000

6 x 33,000,lb J-93
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

1952

185ft,00in

157ft,07in

4,000

450,000

8 x 8,000 lb J-57
Convair YB-60

1952

206ft,05in

175ft,02in

5,239

410,000

8 x 8,000 lb J-57

More B-52 Stratofortress photographs:

Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses dislays Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses displays.


Links:

B-52 tail gunners should make a point of visiting Gunner's Web Site.

Check out some storiesPhil Rowe's Flying Stories that convey the feel of being a crew member on a B-52 in a way that only someone who has been there can. Phil Rowe was a D-model crewman and he has assembled some of his personal stories on his web site. He has also flown on B-58 Hustlers and RF-4C Phantoms.

B-52 Stratofortress Association The B-52 Stratofortress Association is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of this magnificent airplane and the men and women who designed, tested, built, maintained and flew her in three wars - two hot, one cold.

Joe Baugher - B-52 Joe Baugher has an on-line history of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.


Books about B-52 Stratofortresses available from

Boeing B-52 : Stratofortress by Tony Thornborough Boeing B-52 Stratofortress by Tony Thornborough

B-52 Stratofortress : Boeing's Cold War Warrior by Robert F. Dorr, Lindsay Peacock

B-52 Stratofortress in Action by Larry Davis

B-52 Walk Around by Lou Drendel

Boeing B-47, B-52 and the Avro Vulcan by Stewart Wilson (Legends of the Air Series Vol 5)

Boeing B-52 : A Documentary History by Walter J. Boyne

Usaf Plus Fifteen : A Photo History 1947-62 by Menard. Full color photos of Air Force aircraft from 1947 to 1962.


Books about the Strategic Air Command available from

America's Shield : The Story of the Strategic Air Command and Its People

Big Bombers : Strategic Air Command's B-52S, Swingwings, and Stealth by Robert F. Dorr, Jim Benson

Peace Was Their Profession : SAC : A Tribute by Mike Hill, John M. Campbell, Donna Campbell

SAC, the Strategic Air Command by Richard Gibson Hubler


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