NASA Dryden's fabrication branch built a new, in-house designed pylon for the B-52H to carry aerospace test vehicles aloft. The new pylon was designed with the flexibility to adapt to the variety of aerospace vehicle shapes and sizes, and could carry a load weighing up to 25,000 lb. The B-52H, USAF serial number 61-0025, arrived at NASA Dryden on July 30, 2001 from the USAF's 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Bombardment Wing, located at Minot AFB, ND.
Initially placed on loan, the aircraft was later transferred from the USAF to NASA. Designed to meet an Air Materiel Command requirement for a long-range, strategic bomber, the B-52 Stratofortress was first flown on April 15, 1952. First envisioned as a straight wing, six turboprop aircraft, the B-52 underwent a number of design changes before becoming the swept-wing, eight turbojet aircraft it is today. Originally built for Cold War era "deterrence" missions, this aircraft is capable of carrying nuclear weapons but in actual combat has only dropped conventional munitions.
Its long service career has included Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan and Iraq, and it is expected to continue serving until at least 2040. For more Airplane models as well as other toys and collectibles!! 2 days processing + 1. We will not rest until every one of our customers is taken care of and satisfied because that's our guarantee.
The item "Herpa 1200 Wings 556293 Boeing NB-52H Stratofortress Diecast Model NASA" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Aircraft\Airplanes".
The seller is "regomarket" and is located in Mississauga, Ontario. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.