Aviation Photo #2143975: Boeing B-52H Stratofortress - USA - Air Force


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  • Nicholas Peterman
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing
    464463
    61-0036
    LA
    Las Vegas - Nellis AFB
    Nevada
    USA
    July 16, 2012
  • 217

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#2143975
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August 07, 2012
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My first B-52 Stratofortress, departing at the head of the first Red Flag 12-4 mission.
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1200px
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800px

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Comments (16)

Anonymous
4 years ago
You can tell this is an old aircraft. It has wrinkly skin
Anonymous
4 years ago
Long Live the BUFF! Boeing needs to debut a B-52J with those big-ass turbo-fans, composites, gee-whiz avionics and an increased payload. No need for stealth on everything! --DtD
Anonymous
4 years ago
The wrinkles don't look healthy but this is still a great bird!
Anonymous
4 years ago
The best! 1000000 stars!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Fantastic shot
Anonymous
4 years ago
Great shot! Nice light and unbelievably clear.
Anonymous
4 years ago
What's with the Wrinkles on the Port Side aft of Cockpit. Aging Lady getting MLU'ed
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow fantastic very good G. Carrettoni
Anonymous
4 years ago
The skin becomes smooth in the front compartment of the aircraft as the wrinkles expand as soon as the aircraft gains altitude and the front compartment is pressurized. The rear compartment is not pressurized and therefore no need for expansion. It should be noted that the skin is very thin in B-52's
Anonymous
4 years ago
B52H---The most beautiful airplane in the world!!!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wrinkled because cowboys fly them.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The wrinkles have always been there since the prototype. Look at pictures of the prototype...it had wrinkles. I worked on this aircraft in the early '80s and it had wrinkles then.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I was supposed to write why the photo i rated 5 stars was excellent, it is excellent just because. I'm lovin' it ;) cheers! !
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wow, elevators look huge. Rudder tiny. Barn door flaps. No ailerons. No leading edge devices of any kind. No wing anti-ice either, except for engine inlet anti-ice. Amazing aircraft.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Look, the most forward edge of the bomb bay is aft of the aft wing spar. I hate to tell them this, but that will never work. ;)
Anonymous
3 years ago
The Tail Code is allegedly for Louisiana, but the real meaning is the B-52H LAughing at the B-1's that have been retired! HA! Long Live the BUFF! --DtD