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Check Six: XB-52 Testing – 66 years ago

November 21, 2018

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling

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There is currently an initiative to reengine B-52s and extend the bomber’s service life, maybe to the 2050s. 

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