- Code Number:
008, B-52B tailplane, mothership
- Built: 1952
Engines: 8x Pratt & Whitney J57-19 turbojets
This was the oldest B-52 that was in flying status.
Significant projects by this 008: X-15, various lifting bodies, HiMAT (highly maneuverable aircraft technology), Pegasus, validation of parachute systems developed for the NASA space shuttle program (solid-rocket-booster recovery system and the space shuttle drag chute system), and the X-38.
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- Image by:
- Wernher Krutein