The B-52 story

by Bowman, Martin W.

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction UG1242.B6 B6563 2012x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  UG1242.B6 B6563 2012x

The story ofnbsp;one of the world's most famous aircrafts and the finest bomber of the post-war era

The B-52 first flew on April 15, 1952. During the Cold War, Strategic Air Command's fleet of B-52s were at a moment's readiness to make a one-way trip to targets in the Soviet Union and the road to perdition, or destruction. SAC's motto was "Peace Is Our Profession," although General Curtis E. LeMay maintained they were already "at war." The B-52 symbolized America's nuclear defense posture in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Dr. Strangelove appeared in 1963, a searing black comedy featuring B-52s in the leading role; and who can ever forget Slim Pickens astride a nuclear bomb rodeo fashion as it descends from the bomb bay of a B-52? The B-52 has been upgraded many times and has assumed several new roles. Apart from the formidable threat it provided during the Cold War, it has played a significant part in all U.S. overseas military operations since Vietnam. The more recent include Desert Storm in 1991, the Balkan Conflict, Afghanistan, and the liberation of Iraq. The B-52 is still in service around the world and it is predicted that it will continue tonbsp;be so until 2040.

Additional Information
Subjects B-52 bomber.
Publisher Gloucestershire :History Press,2012
Language English
Description 127 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 13 cm
ISBN 9780752482828
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