Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Top Speed

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Top Speed

650 mph

1046 km/h

The B-52 had many updated features that the other planes didn’t have like an all steerable undercarriage that adjusted to face forward on landing even when the aircraft was pulling to one side. This feature was top-secret for several years and apart from the cockpit layout which was changed to a conventional side-by-side airliner arrangement there was little external difference between the prototypes and B-52 that went into production. The B-52 had only one gun position and the plane relied on its performance and the new science of radar jamming for its self-defense.

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