The B-52 entered service in 1955 and lived through the Cold War, being on alert 24/7. It saw service in the Vietnam War and in the deserts of the Middle East in Operation Desert Storm. Of 744 that were built 85 of 'H' model still remain in service. 60 years of service, and many battle scars later, still the B-52 remains Queen of the skies of War.
Illustration: COL & B&W THROUGHOUT
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Publication date: 17/12/2015
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 248.00mm X 172.00mm
Acknowledgements; Foreword; 1: The End of the Second World War-Into the Cold War; 2: Jet Bombers-The New Air Force; 3: Building a Warrior Queen; 4: LeMay's Greatest Wish; 5: From A to H-The B-52 Comes to Life; 6: Vietnam and the B-52; 7: The Life of a Crew Dog and Coming Home; 8: Warrior Queen; 9: The Warrior Queen Still Commanding the Skies; 10: The End of the Story? Not Really! The Ghost Rider Rides Again!-The B-52 Resurrected and Reclaimed; Bibliography; Index.