Highlights of the Edwards Air Force Base Airshow
Cool photos and descriptions by a professional aviation photographer of the highlights of the Edwards air force base airshow in California.
Aviation Photo #0550749: Boeing B-52F Stratofortress - USA - Air Force
Believed to be an early camouflaged version of the B-52F in the 57-00xx range, this BUFF was photographed through the fence at AMARC in early 1987. This once mighty strategic bomber looked like an abandoned child's toy. - Photo taken at Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFB (Municipal) (DMA / KDMA) in Arizona, USA on February 14, 1987.
Outstanding photos of the X-15, the fastest manned rocket plane ever
While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever made, the fastest manned aircraft is the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959, launched from a NASA NB-52B mothership. On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h).
NASA's B-52 research aircraft deploys an experimental drag chute just after landing the runway at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., on a 1990 research flight.
Aircraft Photo of 53-0394 / 30394 | Boeing B-52B Stratofortress | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #22069
Aircraft photo of 53-0394 / 30394 - Boeing B-52B Stratofortress - USA - Air Force, taken by Richard Vandervord at Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFB (DWF) (closed) in Ohio, United States in August 1973 at the United States Air Force Museum. As part of SAC Operation Power Flight, this B-52 became the first jet to circle the world non-stop (along with 53-0397 & 398) named 'Lucky Lady III', in a dramatic display of air power intended to str...
Boeing B-52H-BW Stratofortress (61-0003) Aircraft Pictures & Photos
Photo of USA - US Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (61-0003) taken in Fairford, United Kingdom on 2005-07-16 by Philippe Noret of AirTeamImages.com
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
. . . . O B-52 Stratofortress é um bombardeiro estratégico sub-sónico de longo raio de ação, propulsionado por oito motores a jato. Originalmente concebido como substituto do Convair B-36 Peacemaker na função de bombardeamento nuclear e convencional de grande altitude, foi no entanto adaptado no início da década de 1960 para a função de penetração a baixa altitude como forma de contornar a cada vez maior, eficaz e sofisticada defesa aérea da, na altura, União Soviética . Iniciou a atividade…