Amercom ACLB03 USAF Boeing B-52H Stratofortress Strategic Bomber - "Yosemite Sam," 319th Bomb Wing, 1981 (1:200 Scale)
"In relations with many domestically weak countries, a radio transmitter can be a more effective form of pressure than a squadron of B-52's."
- Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State during the Nixon administration
The B-52H was the final model in the B-52 series. Boeing-Wichita built 102 aircraft for delivery, in 1961-62, to the Strategic Air Command. The -H model was an improved version of the B-52G with the major change done to the powerplants. The Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet used on all previous versions of the B-52 was replaced by the Pratt & Whitney TF33 turbofan. The TF33 was rated at 17,000 lbs. static thrust; more than 3,000 lbs. thrust more than the J57. The new engine was also much quieter, fuel efficient and cleaner. The increased power and better fuel efficiency combined to give the -H model an unrefueled range of 8,800 miles.
The B-52H has gone through numerous upgrade and service live extension programs and is expected to remain operational well into the next century. The B-52H had a crew of six until 1991 when the gunner position was eliminated and the tail gun deactivated and removed.
Pictured here is a 1:200 scale replica of a Boeing B-252H Stratofortress strategic bomber. Now in stock!
Wingspan: 10 inches
Length: 8-1/2 inches
Release Date: May 2014