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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
    • Pilot
    • Radar Navigator
    • 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