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B-52 Stratofortress : the complete history of the world's longest serving and best known bomber

Author: Bill Yenne
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive history of the B-52's development, manufacture, and combat service. The longest-serving U.S. Air Force combat aircraft, the B-52 debuted in 1955 and is slated to continue to 2040. It flew in the Cold War, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Yenne
ISBN: 9780760343029 0760343020 9780760361474 0760361479
OCLC Number: 781679694
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: the most formidable expression --
The origins of strategic air power doctrine --
Boeing bombers before the Stratofortress --
The Strategic Air Command and a jet bomber fleet --
What we've been waiting for --
Production and model evolution --
The Strategic Air Command and other Stratofortress missions --
War in Southeast Asia --
Back to the Cold War --
A storm in the desert --
A decade of changes --
Twenty-first-century warrior --
Back to the future --
Appendix 1: Specifications by Stratofortress model --
Appendix 2: Stratofortress production by model and block number --
Appendix 3: Stratofortress combat wings and assigned squadrons --
Bibliography --
Index --
Tables --
5-1. Stratofortress production by model number --
6-1. B-52s in the SAC inventory: build-up and peak strength era --
7-1. Linebacker II: sorties day by day --
8-1. B-52s in the SAC inventory: draw-down and early model retirement era --
8-2. B-52s in the U.S. Air Force inventory: Reagan era through the end of the Cold War --
12-1. B-52s in the U.S. Air Force inventory: post Cold War era --
12-2. B-52h selected weapons systems options --
12-3. B-52h selected electronics systems.
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"A comprehensive history of the B-52's development, manufacture, and combat service. The longest-serving U.S. Air Force combat aircraft, the B-52 debuted in 1955 and is slated to continue to 2040. It flew in the Cold War, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan"--Provided by publisher.

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