Boeing B-52G Stratofortress

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Boeing
Markings
2nd Bomb Wing, 596th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
Designation
B-52G
Serial Number
58-0183

Boeing B-52G Stratofortress

The B-52G variant of the Stratofortress was introduced in 1958. It was the first of the “short tail” versions of the aircraft with the tail a total of 8 feet shorter than the earlier versions. Other modifications significantly reduced the weight of the aircraft and moved the rear gunner from the tail of the plane to the main crew compartment where he operated his guns by remote control. The “G” model participated in the B-52s second war in 1991 with 74 aircraft dropping a total of 36,590 bombs with a total weight of 11,742,000 pounds or 5,781 tons and participating in what were then the longest combat missions ever. Other B-52s in the collection: B-52D, NB-52A.

Specifications
Wingspan 185 ft
Length 160 ft 10 in
Height 40 ft 7 in
Weight 488,000 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 634 mph
Service Ceiling 46,000 ft
Range 7,100 miles
Engines 8 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-43WB turbojets, 13,759 lbs thrust each
Crew 6