Joint Service Open House

B-52 Stratofortress

Standing under the wing of a B-52, looking at the nose. You could climb a ramp to look inside the cockpit, but as before, there was a long line of people waiting.   Standing under the wing near the forward landing gear, looking towards the tail. The basic design of the B-52 is well over 50 years old.

Standing under the wing, looking towards the outer end of the wing. The B-52's landing gear is unusual in that the main gear under the fuselage has a very narrow track width. Therefore, the plane has an outrigger wheel under the end of each wing, to keep the plane from falling over.   A closer view of the outer wheel, also visible in the previous picture.

Two views of the tail. Early versions of the B-52 actually had a tail gunner manning a machine gun in the tail.

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