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B-52H STRATOFORTRESS "Bomber Barons" 

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$179.95
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B-52H STRATOFORTRESS "Bomber Barons"
Scale: 1/164
Length: 11.75
Wing Span: 13.5


Historical Note:

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As the last variant of the outstanding Stratofortess series, the B-52H is expected to have the best toys. A simple hint for this was that the airplane was quoted at around $9.28 million when it was introduced in 1962 but 36 years later, it was quoted at around $53.4 million. A continuous effort for improvement was the thing that drove up its price. The Conventional Enhancement Modification program brought on a huge change on the B-52H design. The strategic bomber was equipped with a greater range of weaponry, which included: (1) modified underwing weapon pylons, (2) the Harpoon and Have Nap, (3) the AGM-154 glide bomb, and (4) the AGM-158 JASSM missile. Aside from armaments, the B-52H Stratofortess was also one of the first aircrafts to be powered by alternative fuel. On August 2007, the plane was approved to use a blend of Fischer-Tropsch process (FT) synthetic fuel and conventional JP-8 jet fuel. Of course, the plane wasn't just all names and numbers; it performed even during the early stages. In fact, the B-52H set in 1962 a world distance record of unrefueled flying at 12,532.28 miles (10,895 nautical miles). 


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