Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Still Flying, Like an Air Boss

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First Lt. Reed Elsbernd assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, flies a B-52H Stratofortress during a Green Flag-East training mission Aug. 21, 2013, Ft. Polk, La. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder.)

The Type B-52 took its maiden flight in April 1952, and has been in continuous service every since, more than 60 years, far longer than designed, and far longer than any other aircraft or major weapons system in any nation's armed forces.

More pictures from inside this B-52 mission are here:

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