70 Years Old US B-52 Aircraft Takeoff Almost Vertically With Full Engines Thrust

Hello; The B-52H was the first aircraft I worked on after leaving tech school, and the C-130 Hercules was the last aircraft I worked on before retiring from the Air Force and I enjoyed them both and never knew a Buff could takeoff at that high angle, but it looks great.

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles (14,080 km) without aerial refueling.

Beginning with the successful contract bid in June 1946, the B-52 design evolved from a straight wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype YB-52 with eight turbojet engines and swept wings. The B-52 took its maiden flight in April 1952. Built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced the Convair B-36 Peacemaker. A veteran of several wars, the B-52 has dropped only conventional munitions in combat. The B-52’s official name Stratofortress is rarely used; informally, the aircraft has become commonly referred to as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker/Fella).

That plane is amazing and so is the crew. i’m so proud of everyone that is in this video. everyone works hard and you work as a team to keep your planes working and operating well. watching how you secure your loads is amazing and how  your team refuels in the air is amazing.

 

 

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