The eight-engine Boeing B-52 was introduced in 1952 and entered service in 1955. It continues to be a key asset for US strategic defense, capable of carrying both nuclear and conventional weapons. Originally, 744 aircraft were built, with production ending in 1962. The active fleet has undergone several modifications for life extension or new more efficient engines, weapons systems, and improved avionics. It is likely that the aircraft will be in service late into the 2040s. As of this 2020, there are 58 in active service, 18 in reserve, and 12 more in storage. Interesting fact: A B-52 was modified to serve as the mother ship to launch the X-15 supersonic research aircraft.
This exquisite Boeing B-52 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
- 18 Inch Wingspan
- 16 Inch Length
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- Base Plate: Limited Edition Numbered Metal Plate Included