Basic Specifications of the B-52H
Prime Contactor - Boeing Military Airplane Co.
Length - 159'4"
Wingspan - 185'
Height (top of tail) - 40'8"
Height (top of fuslage) - 17'6"
Tailspan - 52'
Empty Weight - about 185,000 pounds
Maximum Takeoff Weight - 488,000 pounds (probably more)
Fuel Capacity - 48,000 gallons
Ceiling - 50,000'
Max Speed - Mach 0.86, 650 miles per hour
Engines - 8 Pratt & Whitney TF-33-P-3/103
Engine Thrust (each engine) - 17,000 pounds
Range (unrefuled) - 8,800 miles
Cost - $74,000,000.00
Inventory - 76 (Active Duty 65, Reserve 11
Crew Positions (6) - all in ejection seats
- Aircraft Commander
- Radar Navigator
- Electronic Warfare Officer (ECM)
- Former Gunner's Position
Provisions for Additional Crew Positions (4) - no ejection seats
- Instructor Pilot
- Instructor Navigator
- Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer (ECM)
- Instructor Gunner
!!!The B-52 Stratofortress Association's 2020 Rendezvous/Reunion, scheduled for 27-30 August 2020, has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
If you made reservations with the Marriot Seattle Airport Hotel, don't forget to call them and Cancel your Reservation. The Marriott phone number is 206-241-2000. Tell them you were with the B-52 Stratofortress Reunion that was canceled. You will be contacted by THE REUNION BRAT for a Refund of your Reservation Payment.