Boeing B-52G 'Stratofortress'

Notes: Upgraded B-52F. Fin span reduced, ailerons deleted, nose radome enlarged.

  Base model:B-52
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber

  Length: 160' 10.8" 49.0 m
  Height:40' 8" 12.3 m
  Wingspan: 185' 56.3 m
  Wingarea: 4,000.0 sq ft 371.5 sq m
  Max Weight: 488,000 lb221,315 kg

  No. of Engines: 8
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-43WB
  Thrust (each):13,750 lb 6,235 kg

  Range: 7,500 miles 12,077 km
  Cruise Speed: 509 mph 819 km/h 442 kt
  Max Speed: 594 mph 956 km/h 516 kt
  Ceiling: 40,000 ft 12,191 m

1958/12/15United States Air Force,
A Boeing B-52G made a record flight around the US, covering 9,000 non-refueled miles in 18 hours 30 minutes.

Known serial numbers
57-6468 / 57-6475, 57-6476 / 57-6485, 57-6486 / 57-6499, 57-6500 / 57-6520, 58-0158 / 58-0187, 58-0188 / 58-0211 , 58-0212 / 58-0232 , 58-0233 / 58-0246 , 58-0247 / 58-0258 , 59-2564 / 59-2575 , 59-2576 / 59-2587 , 59-2588 / 59-2602 , 60-0063 / 60-0070

Examples of this type may be found at
Eighth Air Force MuseumBarksdale AFBLouisiana
Grand Forks AFBGrand Forks AFBNorth Dakota
Griffiss AFBGriffiss AFBNew York
Hill Aerospace MuseumHill AFBUtah
Langley A.F.B. Air ParkLangley AFBVirginia
Offutt AFBOffutt AFBNebraska
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida

B-52G on display

Eighth Air Force Museum

Griffiss AFB

Langley A.F.B. Air Park

Offutt AFB

Pima Air & Space Museum

USAF Armament Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Marvin Thomas
 Plano, TX
I worked on the B-52G DFCS at Travis AFB from 1963 to 1966. Years later while working in the telecom I came across an old friend 58-0158 at Fairchild AFB while the 5th BW was there. My understanding they have removed the aircraft now.
05/05/2016 @ 04:50 [ref: 69614]
 , FL
I remember 222 from a different angle. As a young buck in security att coming back from SEA, I was assigned to Blytheville AFB in the mid 70s. One of my posts was the secure area where they kept the B-52s and the on-call pilot quarters. To this day I still think it was an initiation.
I had been told earlier about the amazing history of Triple Deuce, so I was already primed.
I was posted around midnight. Wanting to check out all the bombers, I took my time walking down one row, then back up the other. Not being authorized to really check them out, I soon became bored. As I passed one of the loaded bombers in the middle of the second row, I heard a 'gearing' noise coming from it. When I inspected a little closer, I noted the aircraft number---222. Well, being primed already, I noticed the gun turrets were moving..following me..as I walked. Boy, being a kid with a wild imagination, that was unnerving. My concept of motion sensors was limited to perimeter devices used in security. Once I composed myself, I assumed someone had left something on...perhaps intentionally. I didn't call it in, partly for that reason. Joke was on them....I think lol.
04/21/2016 @ 01:50 [ref: 69592]
 Mark Ackerson
 , OK
Triple duece was a great airplane! I flew on her as a navigator a number of times during operation Bullet Shot from Anderson AFB, Guam and also from Blytheville AFB. I remember her as an airplane that was always reliable and competent. When ready for takeoff, we would call "Triple Deuce hanging loose," at Anderson AFB.
04/17/2016 @ 17:13 [ref: 69579]
 Mark Ackerson
 , OK
Triple duece was a great airplane! I flew on her as a navigator a number of times during operation Bullet Shot from Anderson AFB, Guam and also from Blytheville AFB. I remember her as an airplane that was always reliable and competent. When ready for takeoff, we would call "Triple Deuce hanging loose," at Anderson AFB.
04/17/2016 @ 17:13 [ref: 69578]
 carl foster
 princeton, TX
I worked on 222 in Blytheville Ar in 68,69,70 from Hot Springs, Ar entered USAF in Texas I worked with Jerry Smith too, miss those days. Great planes.

Carl Foster
02/28/2015 @ 03:48 [ref: 68957]
 Ben Stanford
 Memphis, TN
I was crew chief on 222 in 1973 in Guam. That old war horse
flew 21 misions to Veitnam in one month. Came in long enough to be recovered and fueled and went right back out.
She followed me back to Barksdale in 1974. I went to pre- flight her one morning and found a huge crack in the right wing strut. Grounded immediately. Boeing had to come and change
the strut. After the strut repair, about three months. I lanched her out without one red ball. What an airplane!

Thanks to all who served
09/21/2014 @ 13:25 [ref: 68665]
 Boston, MA
I was stationed at Eaker from 1990 until it closed. Watched triple duce taxi in a base-closing ceremony. Knocked over a fire bottle with the tip gear when it pulled off the spot. too funny... BTW My Grandfather was stationed there too... great memories at that little base...
09/10/2014 @ 09:48 [ref: 68650]
 Bengkulu, AZ
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09/09/2014 @ 23:17 [ref: 68647]
 Norman Howard Casson
 Little Rock, AR
I enjoyed reading the posts by all the rest of you "Sac Warriors," and I want you to know that I thank each of you for your service to our country, especially considering that we were all in a combat readiness unit in direct support of the "Cold War" that could have suddenly turned "Hot" in a flash! I was stationed at Travis AFB about the time the B52 G's arrived around 1957. We were told that the costs of each at that time was $8 M. The KC-135 Tankers soon arrived and our part of the 5th Bomb Wing was in business. I was a technical specialist in the 5th Field Maintenance Squadron Pneumatics Shop. For both aircraft, we took care of the air conditioning, cabin pressurization, cryogenics, engine starter valves, water separation system, etc. Since there were times when it was necessary to monitor our systems during flight, ...as the NCOIC of flight line operations with red cross authority for our shop, I was required to fly "regularly & frequently" on both B52G and KC-135 aircraft. I was honored to be selected as a member of the 5th Field Maintenance "Tiger Team" which provided further opportunity for me travel to Edwards AFB, California to insure a successful take-off of our B52 for a non-stop flight around the world (I think it was called "Operation Long Jump") and I also traveled with our 5th Bomb Wing when we represented the 15th Air Force at the Bomb Competition at Bergstrom AFB, in Austin, Texas. (We did not win.) The first of the B52 H models arrived as I was about to leave the Air Force.

I separated from the Air Force in 1961, and as a civilian I continued working in the USAF for SAC and the Cold War, as a Launcher Test Conductor on the mighty TITAN ICBM (1) in Washington State and then later on the advanced TITAN ICBM (2) in Tucson, Arizona. From there, I later and very unexpectedly and quite suddenly found myself intimately involved in the ground test & checkout for the lunar missions of each NASA Apollo Spacecraft and astronaut crew, as the engineering Sr. Manager of Apollo "Spacecraft Checkout." I have had a most exciting 60 year career in aerospace. Incidentally, I had not given much thought to any of this "stuff" in decades. I guess it was all of the great postings made by all of you fellows on this fine website that inspired me to remember, reflect, re-live and enjoy! Thank you so much for providing such fulfilling, deep-meaning and up-lifting inspiration to this old veteran "Sac Warrior!"
08/11/2014 @ 01:02 [ref: 68597]
 Jerry Smith
 , AR
I worked on 222 at Blytheville AFB from 66 to 69, never will forget that B-52.
03/30/2014 @ 11:45 [ref: 68448]


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