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The B 52. Still In Production?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9502 posts, RR: 13
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

There are still AWFUL LOT of B 52s around. However, are they still in production? From what I have heard, they are still making newer versions of it.

Any idea?

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User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1480 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Dear United Airline,
the B-52s production ended in the '60s with the delivery of the H model, the only one still in service. The USAF plans to go on using it for a lot of time to come so they planned a series of upgrades and updates to the avionics despite it would need a new powerplant as well. Boeing proposed a reengining with RR RB.211 turbofan but untill now the USAF has declined the offer.



You are famous for posting thousands of posts, sometimes smart, other times childish. Is there maybe a competition to be the greatest poster of the forum and you are the only participant?

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

B-52 powerplant upgrade was not taken up because of the number of powerplants the USAF has in stock for it. Those stocks are also getting larger as more and more B707s and DC8s make it into AMARC and are stripped.

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