B52

BOEING B-52 Stratofortress

Aircraft
Name
B-52 Stratofortress
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
High swept wing
Tail
Regular tail, mid set
WTC
H
APC
E
Type Code
L8J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Underwing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
BOEING Stratofortress
BOEING B-52 Stratofortress

B52

Strategic long range bomber. In service since 1955. Replacement for strategic air commands B-50. Development of the B-29 Superfortress. A number of 744 aircraft were built. Last Turbofan powered version B-52H is to remain in service past 2000. Re-engined 4 CFM engines version of B-52H for US Air Force proposed by BOEING. Max Mach 0.86

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
56.40 m
Length (metric)
48.03 m
Height (metric)
12.40 m
Powerplant

52: 8 x 47.63 kN Pratt & Whitney J57-P-19 W/29WA (with water injection 8 x 62.42 kN) turbojets.

Engine Model(s)
Pratt & Whitney J57
Pratt & Whitney JT3D
Rolls-Royce RB211
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
251353 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
560 kts
MACH
0.86
Ceiling
500
Range
7650 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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