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008, B-52B, mothership
Code Number:
TARV01P04_15
Title:
008, B-52B, mothership
Built: 1952
First flight:11/06/1955
Retired: 17/12/2004
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.
Keywords:
Boeing, B-52 Stratofortress, United States Air Force, Military, Bomber aircraft, Strategic Air Command, SAC, BUFF, Turbojet, Airplane, Plane, Aeroplane, Eight Engine Jet, Long Range Heavy Bomber, Fixed wing multi engine, Edwards Air Force Base, AFB, IATA: EDW, ICAO: KEDW, California, USA, Mojave Desert, Airport, Research Aircraft, Aviation, Experimental, Flying Machine, history, Archive
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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