Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Inflight Over Pacific Ocean

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The legend remain, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress inflight over Pacific Ocean. This picture captured by Kamaile the airmen of US Air force during RIMPAC. RIMPAC is exercise rim of the Pacific, this is multinational rehearsal to strengthen regional partnerships as well as inter-operability.

RIMPAC followed by many countries, including more than 170 aircraft, submarines, ships and thousands of soldiers. This is one of the largest military exercise in the world.

Speaking of Boeing B-52, this is strategic bomber aircraft and has been operating since 1952. Built by Boeing, based on US government request during cold war era. The Stratofortress only manufactured between 1952 - 1962. Currently US Air Force operating about 77 B-52s, USAF plans to operate the bomber till 2045, what a long time duty, nearly 100 years.

About eight Pratt Whitney engines powered the B-52, generating more than 136,000 lbf of thrust. The flight range reach nearly 17,000 km, that is more than half the globe. The important are bombs and missiles can loaded on-board up to 31 tonnes.
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