The Air Force had hoped to replace B-52s with the supersonic B-58 Hustler, but that program experienced significant delays, and the B-52G was upgraded to extend the service life of the bomber. Many modifications were introduced including improved wings, shortened fuselage (the tail gunner was moved to the forward crew compartment) as well as other modifications making the aircraft a formidable nuclear-armed strategic bomber. 193 aircraft were upgraded to “G” models that first entered service in 1959. Interesting fact: In 1992, in compliance with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, most of the B-52Gs were destroyed.
This exquisite Boeing B-52G Stratofortress Mahogany Model is handcrafted by our master craftsmen from the finest Mahogany Wood. Attention is given to every detail, resulting in unsurpassed quality. Models come complete with a detachable wood display stand. The model will be delivered to your door securely in a foam fitted shipping box. These models make a great gift for any aviation enthusiast, veteran or history buff alike.
- Limited Edition: 100 Pieces in Collection
- 19 Inch Wingspan
- 16 Inch Length
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- Base Plate: Limited Edition Numbered Metal Plate Included