B-52

The B-52 is a menacing 185,000 pound strategic bomber that was first introduced in February of 1955. The B-52 is developed by Boeing and is currently being used by the United States Air Force. Additionally, there have been a total of 744 B-52 produced with a  unit cost of $84 million. In particular, The B-52 is so gigantic that it has a wing span of exactly 185 feet (56.4 meters), a length of 159 feet and 4 inches (48.5 feet), and a height of 40 feet and 8 inches (12.4 feet). Specifically, the strategic bomber has eight Pratt & Whitney Tf33-P-3/103 turbo fan engines that each produce 17,000lbf of force. Also, the aircraft has a top speed of 650mph (0.84 mach), and has a ceiling of 50,000 feet. Notably, the B-52 has a fuel capacity of 312,197 pounds. As a matter of fact, the B-52 can carry 70,000 pounds of multifarious amounts of armaments; which include: mines, missiles, and etc. Also, the B-52 many come equipped with two electro-optical viewing sensors (electro-optical sensors convert light into an electronic signal), a forward-looking infrared (converts heat into an electronic signal), and advance targeting pods. As of today, the B-52 is still active and looks like it will be, for some time to come.

B-52

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