The B-52 is a strategic bomber developed by Boeing. It is a long range jet powered aircraft and has been operated by the USAF since the 1950s and still continues to serve the USAF to this day with continuing upgrades and maintenance. The B-52 made it's first flight on April 1952. It was also made to replace the earlier Convair B-36 peacemaker, especially in the role of carrying nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions.
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Tier: Varies from 9-A to 7-B with payload
Name: B-52 Stratofortress
Origin: Real World
Classification: Strategic Bomber
Height: 12.4 meters
Length: 48.5 meters
Weight: Empty weight 83,250 kilograms, loaded 120,000 kg, max loaded is 220 metric tons.
Needed Prerequisite for Use: 5 crew members and training (6 for bombers pre-1991 due to the addition of a tailgun, which was removed in that year. The first 5 crew members are the Pilot, Co-pilot, Weapons Systems Officer, Navigator, and Electronic Warfare Officer
In use by: U.S Air Force
Powered by: 8 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 turbofans
Operational Timeframe: Several days, higher with mid-air refueling
Attack Potency: Varies from Small Building level (The Mark 82 bombs pack about 89 kg of Tritonal high explosives , which can produce around 863 megajoules of energy ) to City level with payload (The largest bomb it can carry, the B41, has a maximum yield of 25 megatons)
Range: Combat radius of 7210 km, ferry range of 16232 km
Speed: Subsonic+ flight speeds (Top speed is 1047 kilometers per hour)
Material: Mainly Aluminum
Durability: Small Building level (Is around this size)
Weaknesses: Large profile for fighters, otherwise none notable.
- 1 M61 20mm Vulcan Cannon mounted on a tail turret on the H-model, removed in 1991.
- Approximately 31500 kg (70000 lb) of mixed ordnance, varying from bombs, mines, and missiles in various configurations.