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The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]

The first B-52, the XB-52, rolled out on this date in 1951

Wurtsmith Air Museum 4071 East Van Ettan Street, Oscoda

The Air Force issued requirement for a new strategic bomber in November 1945. Boeing won the contract bid June 5, 1946. The B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype B-52s with eight turbojet engines. By early 1949, Boeing was preparing two prototypes, the XB-52 and YB-52, […]