The B-52 "Stratofortress" long range heavy bomber, built by Boeing, has been in operation in the
Strategic Air Command since 1955.
It first flew on Apr. 15, 1952. Nearly 750 B-52's were built when
production ended in Oct. 1963, of which 170 were D's. The D's were modified to carry
conventional bombs and Quail decoy missiles.
The B-52 has set many records in its 25 plus years of service. On Jan. 18, 1957, three B-52B's
completed the world's first non-stop round-the-world flight by jet aircraft, lasting 45 hours and 19
minutes with only three aerial refuelings en route. It was also a B-52 that made the first airborne
hydrogen bomb drop over Bikini Atoll on May 21, 1956.
Source and Link: U.S.A.F. Museum.
Fully assembled, Handcrafted Model Aircraft with
Removable Desk Stand.
(Scale: 1/100, Length: 19", Wing Span: 22.25")